Miranda Bailey Quotes
Look, I am an attending. And, I am a single mother. And I lost O'Malley. And um, I just can't. I can't care anymore. Stevens is not my child. O'Malley was not my child. I have to stop treating them... I just have to stop caring so much. 'Cause I can't keep feeling... feeling like this. Not at work. I have to save the feeling for my son, who needs it. I just can't keep giving it away here. I can't. I won't.
Cristina: She asked me a question, I was right to answer it. I did my job. A patient asked me to disclose the risks of a surgical procedure and I am required by law and my oath to do so. If you know a way to sugar coat a colostomy bag I would like to hear it.
Bailey: If you know a more respectful way to speak to an attending surgeon I'd like to hear that. Until you do, you don't talk to me. You're off my service.
Cristina: Ok, ok. Seriously! What is your problem?
Bailey: Where do you get off killing my patients Yang?
Bailey: When you take it upon yourself to talk that girl out of a life saving surgery, you're killing her.
Cristina: I didn't talk her... She had questions about the surgery. You left the room.
Bailey: No, I left the room to give a very fragile, very distraught patient time and space to accept what's being asked of her. Then and only then would I have discussed the possible risks, with I'm certain, more tact and sensitivity than you've ever displayed in all the time that I've known you.
Cristina: She asked...
Bailey: No! I don't care what she asked you, and if she asked you anything else you're only answer will be "Let me ask my Attending."
Bailey: Ok, any pain here? Now, take a deep breath. Any dizziness when you stood up? Take a deep breath.
Bailey: Ok. You are going home. You are gonna come back in 12 days for another round of IL2 and then you have your PET scan 2 weeks after that. But, there's no need for you to keep living in this bed. You should take it easy. You are still a cancer patient, but you're no longer a surgical patient.
Izzie: Thank you Dr. Bailey. I don't know how to... thank you.
Bailey: Ah, don't forget to sign the discharge papers before you leave.
Scrub Nurse: The patient is George O'Malley, 29, procedure is organ recovery for donation. I will call on the receiving surgeons. Kidney's.
Dr #1: St Luke's Children's.
Bailey: Whose it for?
Dr #1: Sorry?
Bailey: Who are his kidney's for?
Dr #1: I gave all that to the nurse:
Bailey: I would like you to tell me.
Dr #1: Molly Kemper, 8 years old, hypo-plastic kidney's.
Bailey: Thank you. Lungs?
Dr #2: Lungs and heart are going to Portland Medical Centre. Terry Class, aged 22. Cystic fibrosis.
Arizona: I have a kid in there, 15 years old, previously healthy. Has back pain bad enough to cause vomiting. Can you talk it through with me, cause I can't figure out what it is and I think best out loud.
Bailey: Did you not about George O'Malley?
Arizona: I did. It's incredibly sad.
Bailey: I cannot talk to you right now. I cannot work right now.
Arizona: Dr. Bailey, I hear that, and I don't mean to be insensitive but, this kid... this kids still alive. And I don't know what's wrong with him, not a clue. So, I need you to work. I need you to talk through this living patient with me Bailey. Please.
Bailey: How's his neuro exam?
Bailey: Could it be a compression fracture?
Arizona: Plane films and CT are negative.
Meredith: He grabbed my hand, and he squeezed it, and he wrote with his finger.
Derek: He wrote with his finger?
Meredith: You know... in my hand! He wrote 007.
Bailey: Wh... Give me... Ok... what did I write?
Bailey: No! No I did no write Joe!
Everyone: Are you serious? It could not be him? How do you know?
Mark: This is funny.
Richard: Did anyone try and call O'Malley? Can we get him on the phone?
Meredith: I'm telling you he squeezed my hand.
Bailey: Shut it! You don't get to talk anymore. You don't get to talk ever again.
Meredith: I could have sworn it was George.
Cristina: I got his voicemail.
Lexie: He's not answering.
Callie: He has a freckle on his right hand, it's shaped like Texas. I used to tease him about it. I'll check.
Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Richard: What happened?
Bailey: Is it her brain?
Cristina: No, it's hypokalemia.
Alex: We couldn't control the eurythmias.
Cristina: Her pressures dropping off a cliff.
Alex: Get me an intubation tray.
Cristina: Alex. She signed a DNR.
Alex: Shut up Yang!
Cristina: She knew this might happen, that's why she signed it.
Alex: I don't give a crap what she signed.
Cristina: Alex, it's not what she wants.
Alex: (Izzie flatlines) Get a crash cart! (he starts CPR)
Bailey: Karev, if she doesn't...
Alex: Look at her, get a crash cart!
Richard: Oh, screw the DNR. Hand me those paddles.
Bailey: Yang, take over compressions to her back
Cristina: I got it, I got it.
Richard: 1, 2, 3. (they turn her over) Hand down. Ok. Hand down. Charge to 300.
Callie: Oh, I'm sorry. I was just looking for Bailey. It's after 6.
Bailey: Yes, she scheduled an intervention so that we could give O'Malley a piece of our minds about this idiotic army business. Did he leave already?
Richard: He never scrubbed in. He told me he was enlisting. I sent him home, and told him to spend the day with his Mom since he was leaving so soon. He took off this morning.
Bailey: If there's still a spot open for me on general surgery, I'd like to take you up on that.
Richard: I spent months trying to talk you off peade's. I finally get on board and you change your mind?
Bailey: Tucker gave me an ultimatum. The fellowship, or our marriage.
Richard: You chose your marriage.
Bailey: No, I'm leaving him. 'Cause a marriage that results to ultimatums, it's not a marriage. I mean, what kind of husband does that? So, I'm going to be a single mom. It's not the time for new specialties. (starts to cry) Damn. I'm sorry. I don't know, it's just the first time I've said it out loud. So it kind of just took the wind out of me.
Richard: Miranda, are you sure about this? I mean, he might come around. He's just scared.
Bailey: Well, we're all scared! I mean, if you're not scared you're not paying attention! One of my residents just signed up to go to war. That's scary. Another one just almost lost her life to melanoma, now she doesn't know what day it is. That's scary! What Tucker's facing isn't scary! He's just weak! A pat on the back isn't gonna help Sir.
Richard: Ok. Should I go?
Richard: Ok. Ok. Ok. I'l just stand here with you, if that's alright.
Bailey: Yes Sir. That would be fine.
Bailey: Ah, not a good time.
Arizona: You know what, you walk away from me again I swear I will grab you by the hair and pull hard. I grew up with the name Arizona, I learned how to play dirty in the playground. I stuck my neck out for you, you were my pick.
Bailey: And I appreciate that, but it's a big decision.
Arizona: It's not, frankly. It's the brass ring. It's the most exclusive, the most competitive and we're as good as it gets. Nobody lands this thing and says no.
Bailey: My husband informed me that if I accept the peds fellowship, if I sign on for another 2 years of training, and the hours and the work load that come with it when I could be a general surgery attending, and make it home for dinner. He will divorce me. It's a big decision.