Favorite Preston Burke Quotes
PRESTON: [enters his apartment] "I am Preston Burke. I am a widely renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon. I am a professional and moreover I am a good, kind person. I am a person that cleans up after himself. I am a great cook. And you? You are an unbelievable slob. A slovenly, angry intern. I am Preston Burke. And you... are the most competitive, guarded, stubborn... the most challenging person I have ever met. And I love you. Why the hell won't you just let me?
CRISTINA: "I gave up my apartment 20 minutes ago."
PRESTON: [pauses] "Well, alright then."
CRISTINA: "I don't do rings. Don't expect me to suddenly change. I'm a surgeon, just like you. And we'll have money, we can hire a wife."
PRESTON: "Are you saying yes?"
PRESTON: "I'm not letting you scrub in tomorrow."
CRISTINA: "Well, I'm not wearing a ring."
CRISTINA: "Okay then."
PRESTON: [pauses] "YES!"
CRISTINA: [sobbing] "Please... please don't ever die."
PRESTON: [pauses] "I'll do my best."
PRESTON: "Anything you would have done different, Dr. Hahn?"
DR. HAHN: "Given the size of the wound, I would've given up sooner. So how have you been, Preston? Last time I saw you, you stole my patient's heart. Then you got shot. Karma rocks."
PRESTON: "What brings you all the way from Seattle Presbyterian to Seattle Grace?"
DR. HAHN: "A consult. And knowing how much my being here would annoy you."
PRESTON: "Oh, on the contrary. It's always a pleasure. Though not as much as when you leave."
DEREK: "I don't want to be the guy that killed Bailey's husband."
PRESTON: "I don't want to be the guy who kills us all."
CRISTINA: "We crossed the line. Together. I crossed the line with you."
PRESTON: "You dragged me across the line. You made us a team. You told Shepherd I was fine. You said nobody has to know. I was out there on my own. You made us a team.
CRISTINA: "I did what you needed me to do. You were standing there looking at me telling me your whole life was your hands, if you couldn't operate, if you couldn't be Preston Burke."
PRESTON: "That was your concern, not mine!"
CRISTINA: "Are you gonna dish?"
GEORGE: "No. Leave me alone."
CRISTINA: "Then quit whining."
PRESTON: "You're not being nice."
CRISTINA: "He's being pathetic."
GEORGE: " Just leave me alone!"
PRESTON: "Man, O'Malley, what did Grey do to you?"
DEREK: "This is ridiculous. He's going to kill him."
PRESTON: "Don't be so sure. O'Malley's a scrapper."
PRESTON: [to George] "You want in on Foote?"
GEORGE: "Yes, but I'm on neuro today with Dr. Shepherd." [runs off]
CRISTINA: "Uh, hello? I want in. I want in!
PRESTON: [pauses] "Oh. Yeah. Sure."
CRISTINA: "Burke, I laid on top of you naked last night, so why don't you wax nostalgic about that?"
"You have two good hands and you aren't using them. Feel guilty about that."
PRESTON: "His injuries are far less severe. We have a much greater chance of saving him."
DEREK: "Well I could argue that because her injuries are more severe, he should be the one that gets moved."
MEREDITH: "So, basically, whoever you move doesn't stand a chance. How do you choose? How do you decide who gets to live?"
PRESTON: "Anything you say in the next 30 seconds is free, starting right now."
MIRANDA: "I think youâ€™re cocky. Arrogant. Bossy and pushy. You also have a God complex and donâ€™t think of anybody but your damn self."
PRESTON: "But, I-"
MIRANDA: "Wait. I still have 23 seconds and Iâ€™m not done."