Preston Burke Quotes
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?"
GEORGE: "Because, uh-"
PRESTON: "We're here to fish, remember?"
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?"
CRISTINA: "You're going camping?"
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] "Iâ€™m not saying heâ€™s a bad doctor."
PRESTON: "Of course not. I-"
DEREK: "Iâ€™m saying heâ€™s like, a bad person. The man has no morality. No ethics."
PRESTON: "Um, thereâ€™s no pain, thereâ€™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, itâ€™s good. Itâ€™s great. Great range of motion. I can clear you for surgery."
PRESTON: "I need more chickens."
CRISTINA: "No more chickens. Okay? Itâ€™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."
CRISTINA: [sobbing] "Please... please don't ever die."
PRESTON: [pauses] "I'll do my best."