Preston Burke Quotes
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 arenâ€™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 needâ€¦ you toâ€¦ 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?"
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: [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."