ALEX: "I just came out here to have some fun. Then the guy gets all over me about what I'm wearing. He just rubs me the wrong way."
RICHARD: "You're on a camping trip. You're supposed to be enjoying the great outdoors."
ALEX: "You know I grew up in a bar? Literally, in a bar. My dad was always doing one of two things in there. Playing music or drinking. Dude never even took me to the park. I just figured this was my chance to get out with the guys, but the one time I try-"
RICHARD: "You wanted to be a different person."

"Oh! So you're, um, that's wonderful! Man love! It's beautiful. Beautiful... My cousin's gay! So... I'm hip and Brokeback Mountain and... all of that."

RICHARD: "How long have you and Walter been together?"
JOE: "Ten years."
RICHARD: "Really?"
JOE: "Yeah. We're thinking about kids."
RICHARD: "That's a big step."
JOE: "Tell me about it. You have kids?"
RICHARD: "Me? No. I... I work all the time. Adele always said she didn't want to raise kids alone."
JOE: "Walter says the same thing... I'm always working. At the bar. If I'm not there, who's gonna run the place?"
RICHARD: "Right!"
JOE: "But... Walter's worth it. If I have to make a change I'll do it."

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."

RICHARD: "Adele always sewed all my buttons."
ADDISON: "Have you called her?"
RICHARD: "Adele? Oh no. I wouldn't want to bother her with something as trivial as a button. I don't suppose either of you would wanna-"
ADDISON: "I'm sorry. I have two uteruses that I have to attend to."
MIRANDA: "I have many skills. Many skills. Surgical skills. Your button ruptures its esophagus, I'm your woman. Otherwise..." [leaves]

RICHARD: "You're blocking my light."
DEREK: "Think of it as a basic corner stich."
RICHARD: "I can figure out how to sew on my own buttons, thank you. I am a surgeon. Oh for God's sake! You sew this on for me, and I'll get rid of Addison and Sloan."
DEREK: "Really?"

RICHARD: "What kind of idiot lights a cigarette in a hospital?"
DEREK: "Apparently people do idiotic things all the time."

DEREK: "Can I ask you a personal question? Why did you leave Meredith's mother?"
RICHARD: "I could have left Adele. I could have gone away with Ellis. But I would have had so much baggage, so much guilt. Ellis couldn't see it, but I wasn't... I would have never made her happy. Not like she was certain to be happy. I was a better man for walking away. I loved her enough to walk away."

RICHARD: "Dr. Sloan?"
MARK: "Dr. Webber!"
RICHARD: "What are you doing in Seattle?"
MARK: [pauses] "I don't know... I have a thing for ferryboats."

RICHARD: "I respect it. I really do. But I can't allow it. Violates all sorts of codes and you know it."
CALLIE: "So you're kicking me out, but you're allowed to live in your office?"
RICHARD: [pauses] "You noticed that, huh."
CALLIE: "I'm pretty observant."
RICHARD: "Well, guess if I'm throwing you out I better follow my own rules."

Richard: Adele, I just need more time.
Adele: I don't have any more time to give.

DEREK: "Where is she?"
RICHARD: "You had to be the cowboy..."
DEREK: "Where is she?!"
ADDISON: "Derek! Thank God, you're alive."
ADELE: "That is not the she he was asking for."

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.


If I did my job well, it's not because people listened to me. It's because they believed in me. Believed that I knew them well enough and believed in them enough to tell them how and when to use their brilliance.