Shaun: How long can you keep secrets from the people you love before they stop being the people you love?
Patient: I can keep this one.
Morgan: Drug addiction is a disease. You have nothing to be ashamed of.
Patient: It happens because of the choices you make.

Park: Shouldn't you be judging this guy the most harshly of all? You made it out without breaking the law.
Claire: That's not exactly true. My mom would take off on these trips and I would have no money. So when I needed supplies, I would go to the store and put them in the bottom of my backpack. One day the bag brokeand all the oatmeal and soup I'd stolen fell out onto the front of a security guard. She looked at me, at my face and at my clothes and she helped me pick them up. She let me go with a warning. And if she hadn't done that, I wouldn't have become a doctor standing here with all of you.

Morgan: So was Carly upset that you ghosted her while you were away?
Shaun: She said it was hurtful.
Morgan: You're getting off easy. So is this your way of breaking up with Carly for Lea?
Shaun: I don't want to break up with Carly.
Morgan: But you do want to get with Lea.
Shaun: I didn't say that.
Morgan: Not out loud. . And you're making a big mistake. Carly is smart. Pretty. And the fact that she's willing to put up with all your stuff means you should be thanking whatever god you pray to that you ever met her. While Lea is.. .well... a flake.
Shaun: Lea is not a flake.
Morgan: She showed up on your doorstep without even giving you a heads up that she was coming back to San Jose. Then she needed to move out, but then she moves in, not to mention the whole 'let's get drunk on tequila and I'll teach you how to kiss but I just want to be friends.'
Morgan: Oh come on. She showed up

Claire: I started seeing a therapist.
Melendez: Good for you. I hope it helps.
Claire: She thinks I have PTSD. That's a bit excessive, don't you think?
Melendez: Huh. Well you did have a lot of childhood trauma.
Claire: So you think she's right?
Melendez: I think doctors make the worst patients. The best patients are the ones who ask a lot of questions and keep an open mind.

Morgan: I'm sorry to hear about your father. How are you doing?
Shaun: He died. And the seat was uncomfortable on the plane and all they had were peanuts, which were too salty.

Man: We were mountain biking and she fell down a rocky slope.
Shaun: We will need an x-ray and an MRI.
Morgan: And let's get her something stronger than the ice pack for the pain.
Woman: No! They gave me Vicodin for my back once and I was sick for two days.
Shaun: We have other painkillers besides Vicodin.
Woman: I'm fine. I made it through childbirth without drugs.
Morgan: THAT hurts less than childbirth?

Shaun: Being with Lea felt very different than being with Carly
Glassman: Maybe that's why you wanted her here instead of Carly in the first place.
Shaun: Lea and I are just friends.
Glassman: Yeah, she's made that very clear. Sometimes you learn more about people from what they do than what they say. Of course, who the hell knows what she wants? But what do you want?

Lea: You want to talk about last night? I think we should.
Shaun: Why?
Lea: Cause you were in a really bad place last night and -
Shaun: I feel better now. Thank you.

Shaun: Why did you stay with him?
Shaun's mom: I don't know. All I know is I love him.
Shaun: You loved him more than me and Shaun?
Shaun's mom: No. I don't blame you for hating us. We were young and stupid and there was so much we didn't know. We weren't like Dr. Glassman. We didn't know about you and what you needed from us.

Lea: Shaun's dad was abusive and his mom did nothing to protect him. So maybe you should stop worrying so much about Shaun forgiving him.
Glassman: Someday you're going to be a parent, right? Maybe? And you'll understand that your #1 job is to keep them alive. You make mistakes and you hope nothing scars them for life. Shaun's dad needs a little mercy.

You are not a good person. You drink too much and you hurt people and you punch people. You killed my rabbit. You killed my rabbit. You killed my rabbit and you killed my brother. And I am not sorry that you are dying!


Shaun, it's okay. Just because your dad's dying doesn't mean he deserves to be forgiven. And if he dies before you are ready to listen to what he has to say, that's his fault, not yours. His.


The Good Doctor Quotes

Aren’t we judged by how we treat people? I don’t mean as doctors. I mean as people. Especially those who don’t have the same advantages that we have. We hire Shaun and we give hope to those people with limitations that those limitations are not what they think they are. That they do have a shot! We hire Shaun and we make this hospital better for it. We hire Shaun and we are better people for it.

Dr. Aaron Glassman

I saw a lot of surgeons in medical school. You’re much better than them. I have a lot to learn from you. You’re very arrogant. Do you think that helps you be a good surgeon? Does it hurt you as a person? Is it worth it?

Dr. Shaun Murphy