Kendra: Charlie, why don't you want to wake up?
Charlie: You know, that's the thing, because I want that more than anything.
Kendra: So then what's stopping you? What are you afraid of? What's the source of all this pain?

Maggie: How was your field trip?
Joel: I cut off a woman's leg with a pair of bolt cutters.
Maggie: Huh. Liar.

Joel: What I saw out there today, it wasn't surgery. It was inspired.
Dana: You don't have to say this, Joel.
Joel: It was insane, it was dangerous, and it was monumentally sexy.

Dana: I'm not a good friend, or a good mother. I'm not even a good person half the time.
Joel: You saved a life.
Dana: I'm a good surgeon.

Dana: We cut off a woman's leg with a scalpel and bolt cutters. I need about nine more drinks.
Joel: It's the most insane thing I've ever done.
Dana: I don't believe that for a minute.

Joel, whatever's going through your head right now, you just let it go. Breathe in, breathe out, make the cut.


Charlie: Kendra, I appreciate your trying to help but that whole unresolved thing is usually reserved for the dead and not the living.
Kendra: Oh yeah, 'cause you seem really alive right now. I'm guessing you haven't been in therapy before.
Charlie: Yeah, because I'm a surgeon and we tend to like to fix things and not talk about them.

Dana: I never figured you were so gallant, Joel.
Joel: I'm not. Trust me. I'm not.

Kendra: Oh, so you've done this before. Interacted with...
Charlie: Coma patients, dead people. A psychic once. He was an ass.

[to Charlie] Every day is one step closer to bringing you back to me.


The diagnosis is just the beginning. You can take good news and run with it. Or you can take bad news and turn it around. How you react is everything. Because you can move beyond the diagnosis. When you open your mind, you can surprise yourself. And things change.


Mack: [to Charlie] Don't worry. It's not your time. You're still breathing up there, you're still alive. Push past the familiar thinking. Just because the ventilator's been turned off doesn't mean you have to die.
Charlie: Then what was all this for?
Mack: You were here to help me.

Saving Hope Quotes

Joel: It's gonna be weird, isn't it? I mean you and me. You didn't invite me to the wedding so presumably you're still in love with me.
Alex: Right. I totally forgot. I like to remember the poems you wrote me, the breakfast in bed, the nurses you were banging.
Joel: Okay, we can stop right there.

This is how it happens. You leave it all behind. Everything you love. Everything you know. You belong to the hospital now. And all you can do is hope.