RICHARD: "I know your type. You're a surgical junkie."
CRISTINA: "Sir?"
RICHARD: "I'm just saying, it's not going to be easy for you to be away from the O.R. for long."
CRISTINA: "No sir."
RICHARD: "And if you want to get back to the O.R., you're gonna tell me what I need to know."
CRISTINA: [pauses] "You're right, it's not easy for me to be away from the O.R. And it's not easy for me to sit in front of you, or any other authority figure for that matter, and not be able to give you the exact answer that you want to hear. I'm the one with the answers. I've always been the one with the answers. But right now, sir, I don't have any."

RICHARD: "One of you compromised a patient's life. One of you stole an organ. One of you jeopardized the integrity of this hospital and of UNOS. Now you tell me and you tell me right now. [silence] Alright, fine. No surgeries."
CRISTINA: "Sir?"
RICHARD: "No one scrubs in, no one watches from the gallery, no one so much as goes near the O.R. Until someone confesses, you will share a single patient, Camille Travis. Whatever she wants, the five of you will provide it. Get the hell out of my sight."

RICHARD: "Yang, Shepherd's asking for you."
CRISTINA: [pauses] "For Burke's surgery?"
RICHARD: "Yes, hurry up."
CRISTINA: "Uh... I can't. I'm in a time-out.
RICHARD: "Well, time-out's over, Yang. We need you."

[drinking coffee] "You don't know how much I wish this was bourbon."

ADDISON: "I know what you're going to say Richard, but if you knew the day I've had-"
RICHARD: "Everybody in this hospital has those days, Addison, and no one makes a scene in front of their peers. Get it together. [pauses] Addison?"
ADDISON: "I can't compete. He's not having an affair. He's not trying to hurt me. He's just... the only people who don't know that Derek loves Meredith are Derek and Meredith. How do I compete with that?"

DEREK: "Maybe you should've thought of all this before you gave chief to Burke and invited Satan to Seattle."
RICHARD: "Satan?"
ADDISON: "Good morning Richard, like the hat."
DEREK: "Satan speaks."
ADDISON: "Actually, I prefer to be called ruler of all that is evil. But I will answer to Satan."

"I've been sitting home for a week watching Oprah give away things on T.V. Oprah, Derek!"

RICHARD: "You called my wife?"
DEREK: "You called mine!"

ADDISON: "Am I interrupting?"
RICHARD: "You're never interrupting."
DEREK: "She's always interrupting."

RICHARD: "You and I both know she's the best in the field. Bringing Addison out was a business decision. It's nothing personal."
DEREK: "Oh, well, that's a relief. Not personal. It's personal to me!"

NURSE: "Chief, Adele just called."
RICHARD: "Please tell her I'm in-"
NURSE: "She knows you're not in surgery and she said to tell you, quote, we're going to our niece's school pageant this morning. You've known about it for months, and after what you pulled on Thanksgiving... then she started using a great many words that I don't feel comfortable repeating."
RICHARD: [sighs] "Look, I have seven surgeons on vacation."
NURSE: "There was something in there about divorce."

RICHARD: [looking at the board] "Anxiety attacks, aneurysms, and ulcers."
MIRANDA: "Must be December."

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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

Doesn't matter how tough we are, trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home, it changes our lives, trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that's the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving forward. It's what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up.

Alex (narrating)