Meredith Grey Quotes
MARK: [walks into the bar] "Is this seat taken?"
MEREDITH: [pauses] "I guess not."
MARK: [sits] "You look sad."
MEREDITH: "I just saw my father for the first time in 20 years."
MARK: "Howâ€™d that go?
MEREDITH: "It could have gone better. Whatâ€™re you still doing here?"
MARK: "I'm hoping Addison shows up."
MEREDITH: "You're still in love with her?"
MARK: "You're still in love with Derek."
MEREDITH: [pauses] "She won't show, you know."
MEREDITH: "Heâ€™s not the kind of guy you leave if you can help it."
MARK: "But what if you're wrong? Just this once, what if life comes down on the side of the dirty mistresses?"
[narrating] "I've heard that itâ€™s possible to grow up, I've just never met anyone whoâ€™s actually done it. Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves. We throw tantrums when things donâ€™t go our way. We whisper secrets with our best friend, in the dark. We look for comfort where we can find it. And we hope against all logic, against all experience, like children, we never give up hope."
[corners George in elevator] "Youâ€™re trapped. You you donâ€™t have to talk. Iâ€™ll do the talking, George. I am truly, very deeply sorry. Iâ€™m not going to make excuses, Iâ€™m just sorry. Look... I know youâ€™re going to get off this elevator and walk away and not look back. But George, we're friends, real friends. And that means, no matter how long it takes, when you finally do decide to look back, Iâ€™ll still be here."
"It takes two to make a stupid sexual decision, you know."
[narrating] "As doctors, as friends, as human beings, we all try to do the best we can. But the world is full of unexpected twists and turns. Just when youâ€™ve gotten the lay of the land, the ground underneath you shifts. It knocks you off your feet. If youre lucky, you end up with nothing more than a flesh wound, something a band-aid will cover. But some wounds are deeper than they first appear, and require more than just a quick fix. With some wounds, you have to rip of the band-aid, let them breathe and give them time to heal."
[narrating] "How do you know how much is too much? Too much too soon. Too much information. Too much fun. Too much love, or too much to ask of someone? When is it all just too much for us to bear?"
[narrating] "There's something to be said about a glass half full, about knowing when to say when. I think it's more of a floating line, a barometer of need. Of desire. It's entirely up to the individual, and it depends what's being poured. Sometimes all we want is a taste. Other times there's no such thing as enough, the glass is bottomless... all we want is more."
MEREDITH: "What!? What is it?"
DEREK: "Oh... I usually just say 'Meredith' and then you yell at me. I havenâ€™t thought about it past that point. I actually didnâ€™t have anything planned."
CRISTINA: "Your problem is estrogen."
MEREDITH: "No, my problem is tequila."
MEREDITH: "I have this feeling."
DEREK: "I get that feeling also. If you wait long enough it will pass."
MEREDITH: "Do you promise?"
DEREK: "I promise."
[drunkenly narrating] "In general, people can be categorized in one of two ways. Those who love surprises and those who don't. I don't. I've never met a surgeon that enjoys a surprise, because as surgeons, we like to be in the know. We have to be in the know, because when we aren't, people die and lawsuits happen. Okay, I think I'm rambling. My point, actually, and I do have one, has nothing to do with surprises or death or lawsuits, or even surgeons. My point is that whoever said 'What you don't know canâ€™t hurt you,' was a complete and total moron. Because for most people I know, not knowing is the worst feeling in the world." [sees passengers impaled on metal pole] "Okay, fine. Maybe the second worst."
DEREK: "Hey. You almost died today."
MEREDITH: "Yeah, I almost died today."
MEREDITH: "I can't, I can't remember our last kiss. All I could think about was 'I'm going to die today' and I can't remember our last kiss. Which is pathetic but the last time we were together and happy... I want to be able remember that. And I can't, Derek. I can't remember."
DEREK: "I'm glad you didn't die today."
DEREK: "It was a Thursday morning, you were wearing that ratty little Dartmouth t-shirt you look so good in. The one with the hole at the back of the neck. You'd just washed you hair and smelled like some kind of... flower. I was running late for surgery, you said you were going to see me later, and you lean to me, put your hand on my chest and you kissed me. Soft. It was quick. Kind of like a habit. You know, like we'd do it everyday for the rest of our lives. Then you went back reading the newspaper and I went to work. That was the last time we kissed."