Our intentions are always pure. We always want to do what is right, but we also have the drive to push boundaries. So we're in danger of taking things to far. We're told to do no harm while we're trained to cut you open with a knife. So when we do things when we should have left well enough alone. Because its hard to admit when there's no problem to treat, to let it alone before we make it so much worse. Because we cause terrible damage.

Meredith: This is going to turn out like Rebecca.
Cristina: Oh, smashed up face? That was bad.
Meredith: She's going to fall for you, then go crazy, then pee on my couch.

Lexie removed a tumor from a patient today and now he thinks we corked her.

Derek: Come back to me.
Meredith: What's to miss in Neuro?
Derek: Me.

We're trained to be vigilant, to chase down the problem, to ask all the right questions, to find the root cause until we know exactly what it is and we confront it. It takes an extreme amount of caution or we can't overstep ourselves. We can create problems that don't exist.

You can seek the advice of others, surround yourself with trusted advisors. But in the end, the decision is always yours and yours alone. And when it's time to act and you're all alone with your back against the wall, the only voice that matters is the one in your head. The one telling you what you already knew. The one that's almost always right.

I haven't seen my husband or baby since yesterday and I don't even care because Callie blew my mind. I'm going to make the boards my bitch!

As surgeons, we are trained to consult with each other, to get opposing views. We even encourage patients to get second opinions. But why seek a second opinion when you know you're right?

I don't need help, I'm an excellent surgeon. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it.

I have a study buddy but my stupid study buddy is busy trying to save her stupid marriage.

You're a third year, I can't trust third year hands.

There are times in our lives when love really does conquer all.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

I want to marry you. I want to have kids with you. I want to build us a house. I want to settle down and grow old with you. I want to die when I'm 110 years old, in your arms. I don't want 48 uninterrupted hours. I want a lifetime. Mmm. Do you see what happens? I say things like that and you fight the urge to run in the opposite direction. It's okay, I understand. I didn't, but now I do, I do. You're just getting started and I've been doing this for a long time now. Deep down, you're still an intern, and you're not ready.

Derek