I don't respond to being called a number.

Cristina: I have five rules. Memorize them. Rule number one, don't bother sucking up. I already hate you, that's not gonna change.
Izzie: Traumas protocol, phone lists, pagers. The nurses will page you, you answer every page at a run. A RUN! That's rule number two... You're supposed to follow me!
Alex: The first shift starts now and lasts 36 hours. You're grunts, nobodies, the bottom of the surgical food chain. You run labs, write orders, work every second night until you drop. And you don't complain.
Meredith: On call rooms. Sleep when you can, where you can. You know, but not with anybody. Not attendings, especially not attendings. Sleeping with attendings, not a good idea. Where was I?
George: Er, rule number three. If you're sleeping, do not wake you unless the patient is actually dying.
Cristina: The dying patient better not be dead when I get there, because not only will you have killed someone, you will have woken me for no good reason. Are we clear? Yes?
Lexie: That was four rules. You said five.
Cristina: Rule number five. When I move, you move... Go!

[last lines] "I love you too."

GEORGE: "Dr. Bailey?"
MIRANDA: "You didn't go to the wedding either."
GEORGE: "No."
MIRANDA: "I am so sorry George."
GEORGE: "So, um. What do I do now?"
MIRANDA: "You fail your intern test, you have two options: You can walk away from being a surgical resident altogether, or you can start from the very beginning."
GEORGE: "Repeat my internship? No. I can’t... I can’t."

LEXI GREY: "You're leaving?
GEORGE: "Yeah."
LEXI GREY: "Better offer?"
GEORGE: "Just, uh, you know... life."
LEXI GREY: "Yeah. Anyways, good luck with... life, doctor..."
GEORGE: "My name is George."
LEXI GREY: "I'm Lexi. Lexi Grey."

LEXI GREY: "Hey."
GEORGE: "Hi."
LEXI GREY: "We're the new interns."
GEORGE: "Yeah."
LEXI GREY: "Well, you look seasoned and wise. Got any advice?"
GEORGE: "No."

GEORGE: "It's like we're going on a train that's going 200 miles an hour... It'd be so nice to get off... to stand on the platform for just a minute."
MEREDITH: "Looks like I'm off the train."

IZZIE: "Just forget about you and me for a second. What about Meredith? What about Alex and Christina? Who's gonna hold us together if you're not here? You're the glue. You're George."
GEORGE: "I can't stay here."
IZZIE: "No one's making you go.'
GEORGE: "I can't stay here and see you everyday, and I... I can't keep kissing you in elevators."
IZZIE: "I know, I know that."
GEORGE: "I'm married... I'm a married man."

IZZIE: "You don't have to do this. You don't have to transfer to Mercy West."
GEORGE: "Yeah, I do."

GEORGE: "What is the strongest layer in the small bowel?"
IZZIE: "Damn it, damn it, damn it, damn it…"
GEORGE: "It is... not... snot... "
IZZIE: "Submucosa!"
GEORGE: "Yes!"

IZZIE: "I don’t know how we do this. I don’t know how we work together and be friends and act like it’s all okay."
GEORGE: "I... there’s a spot available at Mercy West. I called them."
IZZIE: "You’re gonna transfer to Mercy West?"
GEORGE: "I have to."

GEORGE: "If anything, I think it brings us closer together as friends."
IZZIE: "We're very impressive."
GEORGE: "I think we are."

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Amelia: I think I'm falling in love with Owen Hunt, and I'm really afraid that it's gonna destroy me.
Derek: It wouldn't be love if it didn't.

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.

Meredith