RICHARD: "Joe and Walter got tired of not catching any fish. They went for a hike. What do you make of that?"
PRESTON: "Joe and Walter?"
RICHARD: "Oh! No, no, no. Joe and Walter are great. I mean that we've not caught any fish."
DEREK: "Just one: fish generally don't like to go where there's a lot of noise."

DEREK: "This was my camping trip. I was going to come alone."
PRESTON: "Then why did you invite me?"
DEREK: "Because. It's a guy trip. You know, mountain men."
PRESTON: "You don't have any friends, do you?"
DEREK: "Of course I have friends."
PRESTON: "Guy friends?"
DEREK: "Yes! I just need peace.. space. I have a right to space. And you go and invite half the hospital."
PRESTON: "That's because I have guy friends."

GEORGE: "Are you okay?"
PRESTON: "Absolutely."
GEORGE: "Because, uh-"
PRESTON: "We're here to fish, remember?"
GEORGE: "Right."

PRESTON: "How are you and uh, Dr. Torres doing these days?"
GEORGE: "Good. She doesn't know it yet, but we are. We... Excellent really. For a while, uh, she wanted, uh, a certain level of commitment, and I just didn't feel that way. I was ri- Now I am though."
PRESTON: "So you're stepping up."
GEORGE: "I am stepping up. You knew right? It was the right time. With you and Christina?"
PRESTON: "Right."

CRISTINA: "You're going camping?"
PRESTON: "Yes."
CRISTINA: "Why?"

MIRANDA: "Dr. Burke. Uh, could we have a moment alone? I just, I didn't realize you were one of them: one of the doctors around with doubts about me or my abilities."
PRESTON: "Miranda, I'm not."
MIRANDA: "My name was erased from the board. I have to assume that was you."
PRESTON: "Dr. Bailey-"
MIRANDA: "I just... I just... I need to know why. I need to know why you didn't want me in on your surgery."
PRESTON: "I just didn't think I could use you."

"You have two good hands and you aren't using them. Feel guilty about that."

DEREK: [about Mark] "I’m not saying he’s a bad doctor."
PRESTON: "Of course not. I-"
DEREK: "I’m saying he’s like, a bad person. The man has no morality. No ethics."
PRESTON: "Um, there’s no pain, there’s no numbness, but..."
DEREK: "I mean the question is, do we really want our interns learning from somebody like that?"
PRESTON: "Derek. My arm."
DEREK: "Yeah. Oh, it’s good. It’s great. Great range of motion. I can clear you for surgery."

PRESTON: "I need more chickens."
CRISTINA: "No more chickens. Okay? It’s bad enough that Meredith is dating a vet, I am not dating a chicken surgeon."

PRESTON: "Dr. Stevens! You coming or going?"
IZZIE: [pauses] "I'm not sure. You?"
PRESTON: "I'm not sure either."

"Mama! Daddy!"

CRISTINA: [sobbing] "Please... please don't ever die."
PRESTON: [pauses] "I'll do my best."

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.

Meredith

Callie: Did anyone ever think you two were a couple?
Meredith: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
Cristina: Then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.
Callie: Huh.