ADDISON: "Dr. O'Malley, did you get Molly Thompson's test results back from the lab yet?"
GEORGE: [pauses] "No."
ADDISON: "What? Dr. O'Malley, when I assign you to a case, I expect you to give it your undivided attention. Give me one good reason I shouldn't take you off this case!"
GEORGE: [pauses] "I just discovered that Molly Thompson's maiden name is Grey, making her the daughter of Thatcher Grey, meaning that Meredith has a sister she doesn't even know exists. And I don’t care. I don’t. I'm on this case. and... apparently God hates me."
ADDISON: "Okay."
GEORGE: "Thanks."

[to Dr. Burke] "I tell the truth. It's what I do. It doesn't make me a bad doctor. Everyone walks around this place lying. We tell a patient who's dying that there's hope when there is no hope. Maybe I'm a pig. Maybe I'm an ass. Maybe I'm a vermin like everybody says. But I tell the truth. It's the only thing I got going for me, and you don't get to take that away and call it a lesson. Sir."

ALEX

CRISTINA: [enters room naked, in silence]
PRESTON: "Cristina what the hell are you doing?"
CRISTINA: "Getting comfortable in my apartment."
GEORGE: [holds hands over face] "I didn't see anything."
PRESTON: [to George] "Get out!"
CRISTINA: [smiles] "Stick to the basics."

IZZIE: "Here."
DENNY: "You knit me a sweater?"
IZZIE: "Smell it."
DENNY: [breathes deeply, smiles] "Smells like Izzie."
IZZIE: "I wore it for three hours. You know, to give it the full effect. So enjoy, because that's the closest to this body that you will ever get."
DENNY: [pauses] "Can I at least see one boob?"

"Oh my God... George is her McDreamy!"

IZZIE

CRISTINA: "Your eyes were closed."
RICHARD: [smiles]
CRISTINA: "But... how did you..."
RICHARD: "Old school, Yang. Muscle control. When in doubt, always stick to the basics."

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."

[narrating] "So go ahead. Argue with the ref, change the rules. Cheat a little, take a break and tend to your wounds. But play. Play. Play hard, play fast... play loose and free. Play as if there were no tomorrow. It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game... right?

MEREDITH

[narrating] "A good basketball game can have us all on the edge of our seats. Games are all about the glory, pain and the play-by-play. Then there are the more solitary games. The ones we play all by ourselves. The social games, the mind games. We use them to pass the time to make life more interesting... to distract us from what's really going on. There are those of us who love to play games, any games. And there are those of us who love to play a little too much."

MEREDITH

"You are all a bunch of arrogant surgeons."

RICHARD

PRESTON: "You forged my signature?"
MEREDITH: "That’s really bad, right?"
PRESTON: "Yeah, that’s really bad." [pauses] The next time you decide to forge my signature, let me know. Save me a trip."
MEREDITH: "That’s it? You're not gonna yell and say 'Dammit, Grey' and then storm off?"
PRESTON: "I will if you want me to."
MEREDITH: "That's okay."

MEREDITH: [narrating] "Everybody's a liar."
PRESTON: "Dr. Grey, is that a dog?"
MEREDITH: [holding dog by the leash] "No."
MIRANDA: "Tell me that is not a dog."
ALEX: "It's not a dog."

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.

Meredith

Miranda Voiceover: It’s not about whether you spend your life in a boardroom, your bedroom, or on a beach with a Mai Tai in Maui. When you look back on your life, the only thing that matters is: Did you spend it doing what you love? With the people you love? Were you happy? Did you make the most of this beautiful, terrifying, messed-up life? Did you let go of all the things that held you back? So you can hold on to what matters most?