Nurses Season 1 Episode 7: "Lifeboat" Quotes
Nic; I think I'll just go where the wind takes me. You know life is what happens while you're making other plans. That's Lennon. John, not Vladimir.
Kabir: (Knocks on door and gets Grace's attention) You're the one who's so obsessed with returning this bag.
Grace: Just take your stuff. I don't want it at my place anymore. Get it yourself. It's in locker 26. Combination 34-54.
Kabir: Okay, hold on. Look, I'm sorry. It feels wrong for it to end between us.
Grace: Did it feel wrong to sleep with me and then go home to your fiancee? (He leaves. Grace returns to Nic) So, where were we?
Nic: A boyfriend betrothed to another. The plot thickens. I'm impressed. I didn't think you had it in you. Sayonara.
Nic: Two toes down. Pedicures will never be the same.
Grace: Maybe you'll get a 20& discount.
Nic: You know, when you're going downhill, you don't ever think that you're literally going to fall apart.
Grace: (Laughs) Sorry. I shouldn't laugh.
Nic: Really. It's the only thing that gets me through.
Grace: Life is hard. You have to laugh. And then buckle down, take responsibility, and be your best you. You can't just do whatever you want because it feels good in the moment. You have to make choices and stick with them.
Nic: Oh, good lord!
Grace: I'm just saying, life is all about accepting how things are.
Nic: Okay. That's enough! You want me to give up?
Grace: No. No, you misunderstood me.
Nic: No, no, I understand. In fact, suddenly everything has become very clear, so, thank you.
Grace: What are you doing?
Nic; I have become a professional patient. I eat, drink, and crap on a schedule!
Grace: You live in the hospital. It has to be on schedule.
Nic: Yeah, but, is that a life? Well, I can tell you, it's not. No. No. God. I'm getting out of here.
Grace: Okay, well, you can't just leave. You have to get a signed release from a doctor.
Nic: Who cares? I don't care. I don't care. I don't.
Grace: You should. You're a diabetic with chronic renal failure. You're a long-term patient; if you leave, you're gonna lose your bed.
Nic: I don't care. This place is keeping me alive, but I am dying inside.
Maybe it's not about how strong you need to be to face what each day brings. but who you need around you to make it okay.Grace
Naz: I didn't go to a semi-formal baby-shower. That was a lie. And this? This is my cheese basket.
Ashley: You know? I have always wanted a rich friend.
Grace: Ruined your party. I brought a patient into your home; so, so dumb!It's like I want to lose my job. Dr. Hamilton will take the first opportunity to fire my ass, and I took a chronically ill patient on a bender. Why am I so stupid?
Ashley: You're not stupid, Grace. It was sweet.
Grace: It was naive! I knew. I always knew. Why did I get a spot on his team? Because I'm so smart? I knew what he wanted. All that attention, the hand, the graze, always finding a way to touch me, And I thought that I was so talented. I never did anything about it. I would just stand there, and smile, and laugh, and I never said anything. And every time that he crossed the line, that I knew he was crossing the line, I just, would just freeze. So stupid! and that was six of us in this room, and it was open-heart surgery, so nobody's looking at me. And he was behind me, and his hand on my back, down my waistband, and he's touching me, and I didn't do anything, I didn't say anthing. I didn't tell anybody. I knew. I knew. I always knew!
Ashley: So what if you knew? That doesn't make it okay. Nothing makes it okay.
Grace: I broke up with my boyfriend.
Wolf: Wait, you had a boyfriend?
Grace: Wow, we all really need to talk more.
Keon: I lost my temper today, at work. I never do that.
Naz: I broke down in front of a coma patient's family.
Keon: This job.
Grace: There's gotta be someone.
Nic: You get so good at faking your own strength that you start to fool yourself! And then it's just you and your toes. And even they don't stick around.
Yeah, Baby Jay, okay. You've gotta hit the hay; your mom, your mom, she's on the verge of losing her mind. Oh, you ... you understood that? Well, yeah man, You know, you've gotta look out for her. She struggles sometimes, right? But she keeps getting back up, and she loves you. She loves you a whole lot. Man, if you've got that. Man, you've got what matters. You've got what matters. Yeah, Baby Jay, you made me kind of feel like a grown-up. I like you man. Yeah, you're alright.Wolf
Grace: I'm just so tired of holding it all together. It's become who I am.
Nic: Then be somebody else.
Sasha: Sometimes I wonder if I should have just let that couple take him. I know they were nice. Lot's of money. They seemed happy together. They would have been amazing parents, but I just ... I couldn't do it. And the thing is, he probably would have been better off.
Wolf: You'll never know. You'll never know that.
Sasha: Yeah. The path not taken, right? God, sometimes I even wonder about me. The me that I would be if I just let him go.
Wolf: There she is. What do you think she's got going on?
Sasha: Well, she's in university.
Sasha: Not part-time. Full-on degree with lots of parties and a cute boyfriend and -
Wolf: I heard he's a douchebag, though.
Sasha: (laughs) Yeah. That sounds about right, given my taste, but um, you know, she's having a blast.
Wolf: You think she ever thinks about that path not taken too? You know, where baby Jay is, and how he's doing? Because I bet she's looking back at you, and she's thinking she is so strong, and she is so brave, 'cause she went with her gut, and now she's making it all work.
Sasha: It's just, it's hard. And my mom keeps calling me, and I'm ike, "I got this, I got this," but, you know, I don't actually have this. I don't have this.
Wolf: But everybody needs help sometimes, right? Even amazing you needs help sometimes. And you seriously need some sleep.
Grace: How strong do we have to be, to face what we face everyday, treating people on the worst day of their lives, every shift?
Patient's Family Member: He has Hep C, 'kay? And he fell. He's sick and you gotta help him.
Grace: The madness of ordinary moments, accidents, incidents, unexpected pain, unknowable outcomes, and the unpredictability of human nature.