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[narrating] We like to think that we are rational beings; humane, conscientious, civilized, thoughtful. But when things fall apart, even just a little, it becomes clear we are not better than animals. We have opposable thumbs, we think, we walk erect, we speak, we dream, but deep down we are still routing around in the primordial ooze; biting, clawing, scratching out an existence in the cold, dark world like the rest of the tree-toads and sloths.


[narrating] There’s a little animal in all of us and maybe that’s something to celebrate. Our animal instinct is what makes us seek comfort, warmth, a pack to run with. We may feel caged, we may feel trapped, but still as humans we can find ways to feel free. We are each other’s keepers, we are the guardians of our own humanity and even though there’s a beast inside all of us, what sets us apart from the animals is that we can think, feel, dream and love. And against all odds, against all instinct, we evolve.


Now may I recommend you all go home? You smell, you're greasy, you need to bathe and I'm sick of lookin' at ya.


George: You should have tried to steal a TV.
Lexie: I did, they were bolted to the wall.
George: Still...

Richard: Chin up. Put your shoulders back, walk proud, strut a little. Don't lick your wounds: celebrate them. The scars you bear are the signs of a competitor. You're in a lion fight, Stevens. Just because you didn't win doesn't mean you don't know how to roar.

Rose: Have you seen him?
Lexie: I have.
Rose: Have you seen his eyes?
Lexie: I... yeah.
Rose: I'm trying to play it cool. I am playing it so so cool. I love him! (pause) Oh my God. I don't know you. I ... didn't say that.

Meredith: What's with the flowers?
Lexie: Uh, are you asking as a resident or a sister?

Mark: I'm thinking we ought to have a little contest of our own.
Derek: You wanna live in the hospital like a roach?
Mark: Different kind of contest. You and Rose, you're not exclusive right? So I'm thinking.
Derek: You are not serious.
Mark: One woman 10 points, two women same time 20 points. You get out in the morning before anybody wakes up; 5 point bonus.
Derek: You are serious.
Mark: You need a little spice in your life, man. I'm just trying to help.
Derek: I am truly a worse human being for knowing you.

Mark: I can get laid. I can get laid whenever I want. I DO get laid whenever I want. That's the point. Women are everywhere... I only have one person I can talk to.
Derek: That's sweet.
Mark: Shut up!
Derek: No, it's really warm and fuzzy.

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