MIRANDA: "Anything I can get for you, Dr. Burke?"
PRESTON: "No, I'm fine."
MIRANDA: "There, there must be something."
PRESTON: "It would be nice to have some ice chips. And, uh... a touch of morphine, if I'm allowed. And... Cristina."
MIRANDA: "Coming right up. [pauses] Where is Cristina? Where are... where are all the little suck-ups?"
PRESTON: "Excuse me?"
MIRANDA: "My interns. My ass-kissing, surgery-hungry, competitive suck-ups. Where are they? Why aren’t they here fetching you ice chips and morphine? You know something."
PRESTON: "I'm a patient."
MIRANDA: "Preston Xavier Burke, what have you done with my suck-ups?"

BURKE: "I need… you to… to go check on Denny Duquette."
CRISTINA: "Okay... That was my best supportive girlfriend and you kinda ruined it with medicine. But it's okay."

PRESTON: "I wasn't like you. I wasn't the most talented student in school. I wasn't the brightest. But I was the best."
CRISTINA: "You practiced."
PRESTON: "I practiced."

CRISTINA: "He wants you to take it out?"
PRESTON: "Yes... he says he can't play with it."
CRISTINA: "He can't play anymore?"
PRESTON: "He can... but not like Eugene Foote."

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?"

CRISTINA: "What's wrong?"
PRESTON: "Oh, nothing. Just dragging a little. I only did two miles this morning. O'Malley and I were up to six, we pushed each other."
CRISTINA: "Ah, you're missing George."
PRESTON: "No. No, of course not."
CRISTINA: "Drink your coffee."

PRESTON: "So what's the story with you and Grey?"
DEREK: [pauses] "I got drunk and she took advantage of me. Or she got drunk and I took advantage of her. Well, either way, we were drunk, definitely, and somebody took advantage. I look at it as my initiation into Seattle. What about you?"
PRESTON: "I don't have a story, I just wanted to hear yours."

PRESTON: "What do you want?"
CRISTINA: "What..."
PRESTON: "What do you want? You don't want to go out to dinner. You don't want to meet me in the on call room, and you sure as hell don't want to talk to me. I could pretend that I know, but hey, I don't even have your home phone number. So what do you want!?"

PRESTON: "I believe there's a mind/body/spirit connection. If Justin really doesn't want this heart, his body will reject it."
CRISTINA: "So, let me get this straight. You not only celebrate Christmas, but you actually believe in Santa Claus?"
PRESTON: [pauses] "Go clean up."
CRISTINA: "But we're not done here."
PRESTON: "You are."

PRESTON: "You aren't in the Christmas spirit."
CRISTINA: "I'm Jewish."
PRESTON: "Seriously?"
CRISTINA: [nods]
PRESTON: [pauses] "Oh. Well, if there are any traditions you want me to be aware of..."
CRISTINA: "Seriously, Burke, I haven't observed religious holidays since I was old enough to know better."

CRISTINA: "I wasn't gonna have it. The baby. We barely knew each other. I was an intern, and there was no way that we could have..."
PRESTON: "It's okay. I just wanted to know. I want to know things."

PRESTON: "I don't want preferential treatment."
RICHARD: "And you're not gonna get it. You're not married, you're not hiding. You came to me. You clearly value your relationship. What you two have together, I understand that, Preston, and it does matter."

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

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.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.