Preston Burke Quotes
PRESTON: "Meredith. This is about Meredith."
CRISTINA: "She doesnâ€™t know yet."
CRISTINA: "Sheâ€™s my person."
PRESTON: "Right. And if Meredith doesnâ€™t approve, then what?"
CRISTINA: "This... this is not about getting her approval, it's aboutâ€¦"
CRISTINA: "Telling her makes it, makes itâ€¦. If I murdered someone sheâ€™s the person Iâ€™d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor."
PRESTON: "Okay, now youâ€™re likening someone here to a corpse. Iâ€™m done."
CRISTINA: "Sheâ€™s my person."
PRESTON: "What is your problem?"
CRISTINA: "Everyoneâ€™s back. Everyoneâ€™s back except her. And I listen to her. Everyday, about her McLove life. Her McDreamy, her McCrap. And the one day, the one day I have a thing she disappears."
PRESTON: [pause] "Cristina and I are engaged."
PRESTON: "She doesnâ€™t want to tell anyone. At least, not until she tells Meredith first."
DEREK: "Theyâ€™re different than other women."
PRESTON: [Laughs] "Yes, these women. Yes they are."
DEREK: "You know, maybe weâ€™ll never know them. I mean really know them. Now that you and Cristina are engaged, youâ€™ve got a lot of work to do."
PRESTON: "Youâ€™re confiding in me."
RICHARD: "Men who... have gray hair are noticed less than men who... don't."
DEREK: "By who?"
PRESTON: "By the ladies?"
MARK: [coughs trying not to laugh]
DEREK: "Looks good Chief."
RICHARD: "Very natural."
PRESTON: [to the Chief] "What happened to your hair?"
ADDISON: "Leave him be."
MARK: "He dyed it."
DEREK: "But why?"
ADDISON: "Leave him be!"
DEREK: "What are you doing?"
PRESTON: "Okay... but why?"
CRISTINA: "I don't do rings. Don't expect me to suddenly change. I'm a surgeon, just like you. And we'll have money, we can hire a wife."
PRESTON: "Are you saying yes?"
PRESTON: "I'm not letting you scrub in tomorrow."
CRISTINA: "Well, I'm not wearing a ring."
CRISTINA: "Okay then."
PRESTON: [pauses] "YES!"
MIRANDA: "These are your letters of support for my free clinic. Sign them."
PRESTON: "Why do you want this clinic so badly?"
DEREK: "You're a surgeon."
MIRANDA: "Because I need something more. I know you all have your messy love lives and your secrets and your silliness, but I want more. I need something to hold on to. I need a reason to believe that medicine can do more than stitch you up and send you away. I need to believe that medicine can not only save lives, but change lives! I need... I need... to believe in something the way I used to believe in you all. Sign the papers! Sign the papers."
MEREDITH: [to Cristina, then Preston] "You're enjoying your meal at the International House of Silence. Burke, you have to feed Cristina. She doesn't cook and she will starve to death."
CRISTINA: "I have cereal!"
MEREDITH: "You two live together, someone has to be the first to speak."
PRESTON: "I am giving a dinner party. If she wants to sit there, she can sit there. Let's just enjoy our evening and talk about something else."
PRESTON: "Meredith. Would you like seconds?"
MEREDITH: "Maybe Cristina would like some. Cristina, would you like some?"
PRESTON: "I only made enough for three."
MEREDITH: "You just said there were seconds."
DEREK: "This isn't at all awkward."
MARK: "One of us is going to be Chief."
PRESTON: [motions to himself, Derek, Addison] "No, no. One of *us* is going to be Chief. But you... no."
CRISTINA: "I was right. I swear I really believe what I did was right. I don't want you to forgive me. Frankly, I'd find it patronizing if you did. Because... while I know I was right, you think I'm wrong. Which doesn't matter... because... I'm in this. I'm in this for the long haul. And I'm in this to finish the race. So if that means I don't win this one, then fine. I don't win. You win. I'm talking. See? I'm talking first. You win."
PRESTON: "Marry me."