NURSE: "Chief, Adele just called."
RICHARD: "Please tell her I'm in-"
NURSE: "She knows you're not in surgery and she said to tell you, quote, we're going to our niece's school pageant this morning. You've known about it for months, and after what you pulled on Thanksgiving... then she started using a great many words that I don't feel comfortable repeating."
RICHARD: [sighs] "Look, I have seven surgeons on vacation."
NURSE: "There was something in there about divorce."

RICHARD: [looking at the board] "Anxiety attacks, aneurysms, and ulcers."
MIRANDA: "Must be December."

RICHARD: "So don't move here for Derek. Move for you."
ADDISON: "Excuse me?"
RICHARD: "With your practice based here, and the money I'll put into promoting you, you'll be one of the biggest names outside Manhattan."
ADDISON: "You're serious?"
RICHARD: "I'm ready to put my money where my mouth is."

PRESTON: "I don't want preferential treatment."
RICHARD: "And you're not gonna get it. You're not married, you're not hiding. You came to me. You clearly value your relationship. What you two have together, I understand that, Preston, and it does matter."

THATCHER: "I spent years looking at this board. Holding a crying baby, trying to get an idea of when my wife would get out of surgery. 'Appy,' that takes about an hour. Now anything with the word "cardio" in it, I knew not to plan on seeing her that day."
RICHARD: "Thatcher, are you aware of what's going on with Ellis?"
THATCHER: "You have no right. No right... to talk to me about Ellis."
RICHARD: "I'm sorry. I... I was trying to talk to you about Meredith. Thatcher, Ellis has Early Onset Alzheimer's. It's advanced. It's hard on Meredith as you can imagine, and I thought you'd want to know."

"I'm done! I finished. I finished first. Yes, I am Dr. Webber. That is why I am the Chief!" [sings, walks away] "That's why I'm the Chief!"

CRISTINA: "Your eyes were closed."
RICHARD: [smiles]
CRISTINA: "But... how did you..."
RICHARD: "Old school, Yang. Muscle control. When in doubt, always stick to the basics."

"You are all a bunch of arrogant surgeons."

RICHARD: [sighs] "Do you notice anything about this leg, Yang?"
CRISTINA: "Sir?"
RICHARD: "Such as the fact that it was shaved recently, and manicured? Does this look like a man who would have shaved one of his legs this morning and applied toenail polish?"
CRISTINA: [pauses] "No."
RICHARD: "Find the man's leg, Yang. Now!"

RICHARD: "O'Malley, I need you to-"
GEORGE: "Sir, with all due respect, no offense intended, but I won't cross the picket line... All due respect, no offense... 40-50 hours of mandatory overtime is extremely..."
RICHARD: [walks away]
GEORGE: "Yes sir, I'm very sorry, no offense intended sir!"

RICHARD: "We need an additional 40 nurses to relieve the whole retirement that's striking about. That's two million dollars a year we don't have."
DEREK: "Have you checked under the couch? I always find some spare change under the cushions."

RICHARD: "Bailey's back."
DEREK: "Bailey's back?"
RICHARD: "Yes."
DEREK: [Peers through the window, then turns back] "Yes she is, and her cervix is being examined by my wife, which is a visual that I will never get out of my head."

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.

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)