Cristina: This is torture for me.
Richard: I'm not even done.
Cristina: Sir?
Richard: Dr. Dixon's back. You'll be spending the day with her. You will impress her. And you will make sure this hospital impresses her. By the end of the day, I want that woman to be my next head of cardio. If she's not, I will know who to blame.

Choosing the first solo surgery isn't just about who has the best surgical skills. Or who's logged the most hours in the OR. It's about the highest form of trust. The trust to put a patient's life into one of our residents' hands. And for the first time I can recall, every single attending picked the same person. Dr. Yang. However, Dr. Yang is out of the running. She is going to pick the winner instead. Dr. Yang will post her decision on the O.R. board at 4 p.m. Also, since your interns are still banned from the O.R., the winner will be allowed to pick a fellow resident to scrub in with them. Good luck.

The first solo surgery will take place tonight.

I've seen a lot of maturity from you throughout this whole mess. You handled the crisis. And you call for help right away. There was a time not so long ago when you would have come to a different conclusion. You could have stuck to the code and saved your own. Tried to hide the whole mess. You know sometimes, protecting your colleagues is solidarity. And sometimes it's just hubris. I'm glad to see you know the difference.

Lexie: Chief... I can't let the two of you get in trouble for this.
Meredith: Lexie-
Lexie: No, it's not right. People tried to stop me. Dr. Yang told me yesterday to shut it down?
Richard: You knew about this YESTERDAY?

Richard: Ladies and gentlemen. Allow me to introduce Stan. State of the art computerized patient simulator. Stan can educate you in patient management, trauma assessment and care. He breathes, he pulsates, he hemorrhages, he seizes, he secretes. And he speaks. Hello Stan.
Stan: Hello, doctor. I am not feeling well.
Richard: Stan will tell you what he needs. And he's more forgiving than most patients. You kill him, he'll keep coming back for more. So make good use of him, people.

[to Mer] You weren't imagining things. You used to run around here with that doll on the time. Took her everywhere. Cafeteria, OR gallery. Tori's got a whole army. You didn't have anyone. Seeing Anatomy Jane ... reminded me of how much I'm to blame for that. You're a living reminder of every failure in my life. And that's not your fault. And if I thought 'I'm sorry' would hold any meaning for you at all, I'd say it. I'd say it a thousand times a day.

Meredith: Why can't you look at me?
Richard: What?
Meredith: You can't look at me. You haven't been able to look at me. All. Day.
Richard: I think you're imagining things.
Meredith: Oh. I don't think I am. But, hey, if you say so.
Richard: I do. I say so. So instead of worrying about whether or not I'm looking at you, maybe you should concentrate about saving a 10-year-old girl we're about to eviscerate.

Richard: Gentlemen! I'd like you to meet the new head of trauma at Seattle Grace, Major Owen Hunt. You remember Mark Sloan, Derek Shepherd ...
Derek: Stole my patient.
Mark: Mine too.
Owen: Now you'll get a chance to steal mine.

I just spoke with a friend of mine at the DOH. Now that we have Owen, we are being reclassified as a LEVEL 1 trauma unit by the end of the month!

Richard: You pulled off a 12-eprson domino surgery last week. That's the kind of thing we need every week. It's the kind of thing that shows me you're gonna be a great surgeon one day.
Miranda: Well thank you sir.
Richard: It's not enough. I don't want you to just be great Miranda. I want you to be the best. And if you're going to succeed me as the best general surgeon in this hospital than you need to start now. Today. Which means you need to be me.

Richard: You wanna take point on a surgery, take point. Problem comes up, solve it. Don't ask me, just do it. Be me.
Miranda: Be you.
Richard: Be me.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Amelia: I think I'm falling in love with Owen Hunt, and I'm really afraid that it's gonna destroy me.
Derek: It wouldn't be love if it didn't.

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