RICHARD: "We need an additional 40 nurses to relieve the whole retirement that's striking about. That's two million dollars a year we don't have."
DEREK: "Have you checked under the couch? I always find some spare change under the cushions."

GEORGE: [sees picket line] "Oh no."
IZZIE: "What? What's the problem?"
GEORGE: "My dad's a truck driver, and my mother's a teacher. If the evening news shows me crossing the picket line, they'll out-live me just to pee on my grave."

[narrating] "In general, lines are there for a reason. For security, for clarity. If you choose to cross the line, you pretty much do so at your own risk. So why is it that the bigger the line, the greater the temptation to cross it? We cant help ourselves. When we see a line we want to cross it. Maybe it’s the thrill of the unfamiliar, a sort of personal dare. The only problem is once that you’ve crossed, it’s almost impossible to go back. But, if you do manage to make it back across the line, you find safety in numbers."

MEREDITH

MEREDITH: "Stop it."
DYLAN: "What?"
MEREDITH: "Stop looking at me like I'm a patient."
DYLAN: "I'm sorry?"
MEREDITH: "The two of you are looking at me the way we look at patients. Like I’m gonna freak out at any minute. Well, I'm not going to freak out, so whatever it is, just tell me straight up."
PRESTON: [pauses] "The main oxygen line runs directly under this floor."
MEREDITH: "Okay. Not okay." [silence] "Well, I need one of you to tell me what this means exactly. Because I think I know what it means, but I tend to be glass half-empty these days, so I don’t trust what I think it means. Because what I think it means is that if the bomb were to explode over the oxygen line, the whole hospital could blow up. That’s just crazy right?"

GEORGE: "Dr. Montgomery Shepherd, what are we gonna do? I mean, about Dr. Bailey. Can we drug her?"
ADDISON: "Against her will?"
GEORGE: "No. Well. Yes. I mean, can't we force her to push? If, um... we declare her temporarily insane?"
ADDISON: "You want me to declare Miranda Bailey incompetent? You think that'll help? That it'll make her more inclined, more comfortable giving birth?"
GEORGE: "I don't know, that's why I'm asking you."
ADDISON: "Do you think I'm not doing everything I can to help her? Do you think I'm just out here because, I dunno, I'm feeling lazy, just need a little 'me' time?"
GEORGE: "I was just asking..."
ADDISON: "Stop asking! Because no matter what you ask, the answer is I don't know. I'm doing everything I can. Miranda Bailey's husband is in mortal danger. Actual mortal danger! But there's not a lot I can say to comfort her and there's not a lot anybody can say to comfort me. I'm doing my best. Dr. Bailey is doing her best. Now I need you to do your best, and I need it to be better than standing here asking me the world's stupidest questions. Because I don't know, O'Malley!"

DEREK: "I don't want to be the guy that killed Bailey's husband."
PRESTON: "I don't want to be the guy who kills us all."

ALEX: "Izz, It's gonna be okay."
IZZIE: You're just saying that."
ALEX: "I know. Hey, where are you going?"
IZZIE: "I can't just... I gotta do something to help. But thank you... thank you for saying it’s gonna be okay, even if that's just what you say."

GEORGE: "I feel like colors are brighter than usual. Does anyone else think colors are brighter? My head hurts."
ALEX: "That's the adrenaline."
IZZIE: "Would you two just shut up! Nobody cares if the blue is bluer or if you have super smelling powers. Meredith could die. Any minute she could just die. Actually stop living. Dead. Corpse. "
IZZIE: [giggles] "I'm sorry. Sorry. God, I have really inappropriate reactions to stress."

"Dr. Bailey. I'm surprised at you. I really thought... this is not how I thought you would do this. I expected more. Because you're Dr. Bailey. You don't hide from a fight. You don't give up. You strive for greatness. You, Dr. Bailey, you are a doer. I know your husband's not here, and I know there are a lot of things going on here that we have no control over. But this? This... we can do this. Okay? Let's have this baby."

GEORGE

MEREDITH: "Tell me something."
CRISTINA: "What?"
MEREDITH: "Cristina. I have my hand on a bomb, I’m freaking out, and most importantly, I really have to pee. Just please tell me anything."
CRISTINA: "He told me he loved me. Last night. He thought I was sleeping, but I heard him say it."
MEREDITH: "Burke loves you."
CRISTINA: [to Dylan] "Mind your own business."
MEREDITH: "He loves you!"
CRISTINA: "Yeah. everybody has problems."
MEREDITH: "Well are you gonna say it back?"
CRISTINA: "Of course not! He didn’t say it to me, he said it to sleeping me! Reciprocity is not required. Besides, he might blow up."
MEREDITH: "Excellent point."

DYLAN: "You’re doing great."
MEREDITH: "Let’s go over again."
DYLAN: "Okay. The device is shaped like a rocket. It's eight inches long. We’re going to have everything ready. Dr. Burke's team is going to be in place. My team is going to be in place. Then when I ask you to take the hand that you have in Mr. Carlson, wrap it around the device -"
MEREDITH: "And I pull it out."
DYLAN: "Level. Pull it out while keeping it level."
MEREDITH: "You know I don’t like you very much."
DYLAN: "I don't like you either."

MIRANDA: "O'Malley!"
GEORGE: "Yes, ma'am?"
MIRANDA: "Stop looking at my va-jay-jay!"
GEORGE: "Yes, ma'am."

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

You want to be a mess, be a mess. I don't care. I can take it.

Alex

It's one of those things that people say, you can't move on until you let go of the past. Letting go is the easy part, it's the moving on that's painful. So sometimes we fight it, try and keep things the same. Things can't stay the same though. At some point, you just have to let go. Move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it's the only way we grow.

Meredith