Favorite Derek Shepherd Quotes
DEREK: "Seattle has ferryboats?"
DEREK: "I didnâ€™t know that. I've been living here six weeks, and had no idea there were ferryboats."
MEREDITH: "Seattle is surrounded by water on three sides."
DEREK: "Hence the ferryboats. Now I have to like it here. I wasnâ€™t planning on liking it here, since I'm from New York, and am genetically engineered to dislike everywhere except Manhattan. But I do have a thing for ferryboats."
MEREDITH: "I'm not going out with you."
DEREK: "Did I ask if you'll go with me? Do you want to go out with me?"
MEREDITH: "I'm not dating you and I'm definitely not sleeping with you again. You're my boss."
DEREK: "No, I'm your boss' boss."
MEREDITH: "You're my teacher and my teacher's teacher. And my teacher!"
DEREK: "I'm your sister. I'm your daughter."
MEREDITH: "You're sexually harassing me."
DEREK: "I'm just riding in an elevator."
MEREDITH: "Look, I'm drawing a line. The line is drawn. Thereis now a big line."
DEREK: "So this line... is it imaginary or do I need to get you a marker?"
Meredith: An hour and a half at the store to buy milk?
Derek: I think I might have closed my eyes in the store parking lot.
Always had to be the first.Derek to Mark
He's perfect. He's just perfect.
MIRANDA: [steps in front of Derek] "No. Turn around and walk away."
DEREK: "From what?"
MIRANDA: "From my intern!"
DEREK: "No, I wasnâ€™t going-"
MIRANDA: "Yes you were. Come on. You canâ€™t do this. You donâ€™t have the right. Not anymore."
DEREK: "I just want to find out if she's okay."
MIRANDA: "She's not. She's a human traffic accident, and everybody's slowing down to look at the wreckage. She's doing the best she can with what she has left, and I know you can't see this, 'cause you're in it, but you can't help her now! You'll only make it worse. So walk away. Go!"
[narrating] Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. Live or die. Hero or coward. Fight or give in. I'll say it again to make sure you hear me. The human life is made up of choices. Live or die. That's the important choice. And it's not always in our hands.
Meredith: You pulled a sleeping baby out of daycare to do your dirty work. You're disgusting!
Derek: He's got his mother's sparkle.
Anyone who's not surgically necessary is not welcome in my OR.
DEREK: "Maybe you should've thought of all this before you gave chief to Burke and invited Satan to Seattle."
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."
Derek: Hey. Come on in. This is a CT of Katie Bryce. 16 year old female, subarachnoid aneurysm.
Meredith: From a fall during rhythmic gymnastics. I remember.
Derek: I remember, it was the first surgery we ever scrubbed in together on. Our first save. Right here is a cerebral cyst. Tough save, but we did it. I kissed you in the stairwell after the surgery. And this right here is where Dr Bailey kicked you out of the surgery, because she caught us in your driveway, in my car. And right here, this is a seven hour craniotomy. You held the clamp the entire time, never flinched. That's when I knew you were gonna be an incredible surgeon. Beth Monroe, made our clinical trial a success by surviving. You talked me into putting her under. That's when I knew I needed you. And this is today, post op head CT of Izzie Stevens. You see that? Right there. Tumor free. Because of you. You got me into the OR. If there's a crisis, you don't freeze, you move forward. You get the rest of us to move forward. Because you've seen worse. You've survived worse, and you know we'll survive too. You say you're all dark and twisty. It's not a flaw, it's a strength. It makes you who you are. I'm not gonna get down on one knee, I'm not gonna ask a question. I love you Meredith Grey, and I wanna spend the rest of my life, with you.
Meredith: And I wanna spend the rest of my life with you.
Derek: You are making this decision with Cristina.
Meredith: She's not the only factor.
Derek: You should be making this decision with me, your husband.
DEREK: "Come on, have a drink."
MEREDITH: "I can't have a drink, I'm celibate."
JOE: "You mean sober? She means sober."
MEREDITH: "No, I mean celibate. I'm practicing celibacy. Drinking does not go well with celibacy because it makes everything and everyone seem kind of porn-y. Then my head gets all cloudy and the next thing you know I'm naked. My point is that I'm celibate, and knitting is good for surgical dexterity, so I'm making a sweater."
DEREK: "You? Celibate? I don't buy it."
MEREDITH: "No more men."
ADDISON: "No more men? Really? You? I'm just asking, because we're friends."
Meredith: Every guy I meet turns out to be married.
DEREK: "Oh... ouch."
MEREDITH: "Or Mark."
ADDISON: [walks away] "Okay, I'm going to sit over there now."
MEREDITH: "Sorry. Or, remember the horrible thing I did? Remember George?"
DEREK: "You're making a sweater."
MEREDITH: "I'm making a sweater."