Surgeons don't compromise. We defy death, we exceed perfection. We operate for seventeen hours straight if we have to. We aren't built to settle, but that doesn't mean we won't.

This is a place where horrible things happen.

You find your people, you find your person, and you lean on them.

You're right, Cristina. I'm not your person and either is Owen. Your person is you. It always has been.

They say death is hardest on the living. It's tough to actually say goodbye. Sometimes it's impossible. You never really stop feeling the loss. It's what makes things so bittersweet.

We tried so hard out there in the woods. We thought if we could just get him back here alive...

Meredith: Are you going to say goodbye to your fan club before you leave?
Alex: I've been saying bye to them all day.

The world keeps going without you.

Dying changes everything. There is the emotional fall out, sure. But there's also the practical stuff. Who's going to do your job? Who's going to take care of your family?

We are going to die out here!

Meredith: Do you think my husband is dead?
Cristina: I don't know, maybe. But I have PTSD so I'm not reliable!

We have to find Derek!

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