There are times when even the best of us have trouble with commitment, and we may be surprised at the commitments we're willing to let slip out of our grasp. Commitments are complicated. We may surprise ourselves by the commitments we're willing to make, true commitment, takes effort, and sacrifice. Which is why sometimes, we have to learn the hard way, to choose our commitments very carefully.- Grey's Anatomy
Meredith: Number one: No flirting. Second: No talking about Derek and C: No giving me the face.
Mark: The face?
Meredith: The McSteamy face. Doesn't work on me. I'm immune.
Mark: If I'd gone off to the woods, I would've invited you to keep me warm.
Meredith: Breaking rules 1, 2 and 3.
I'm out of my element here. I break bones for a living... I used to live in the basement. Most days I wear last night's eyeliner to work. I dont give a crap what other people think about me. Because I am a happily, independent, sucessfull woman and I like it that way... only when you say stuff like this, it just.. it makes things too hard. So please, don't chase me anymore... unless you're ready to catch me.- Grey's Anatomy
Most of the time we can't tell what's wrong with somebody by just looking at them. After all, they can look perfectly fine on the outside while their insides tell us a whole other story.- Grey's Anatomy
It comes in waves. There's a lull and then another wave hits you. I just wanted you to know that its okay not to be fine sometimes.- Grey's Anatomy
I miss him -all the time.... I miss him. It's not waves, it's constant. All the time.- Grey's Anatomy
Most wounds run deeper than we can imagine. You can't see them with the naked eye. And then there are the wounds that take us by surprise. The truth with any kind of wound, or disease is to dig down and find the real source of the injury... and once you've found it-- try like hell to heal that sucker.- Grey's Anatomy
Many people don't know that the human eye has a blind spot in its field of vision-that there's a part of the world we are literally blind to. The problem is sometimes our blind spots shield us from things that shouldn't be ignored. Sometimes our blind spots keep our lives bright and shiny. When it comes to our blind spots-maybe our brains aren't compensating, maybe they're protecting us.- Grey's Anatomy
George: I don't know how to exist in a world where my dad doesn't.
Cristina: Yeah, that never really changes
The thing people forget is how good it can feel when you finally set secrets free. Whether good or bad, at least they're out in the open. And once your secrets are out in the open, you don't have to hide behind them anymore. The problem with secrets is even when you think you're in control, you're not..- Grey's Anatomy
Callie: You know those cartoons, where there's a bear or whatever, and it's starving and it looks at the table, and the table turns into this delicious cooked turkey, with like lines of deliciousness coming off it?
Addison: I was not looking at him like that
Meredith: I can't say anything. There are things Christina told me. Christina is my friend
Derek: No that isn't what happens
Meredith: She's my best friend and right or wrong....
Meredith: She was there when you weren't
In some ways, betrayal is inevitable. When our bodies betray us, surgery is often the key to recovery. When we betray each other, the path to recovery is less clear. We do whatever it takes to rebuild the trust that was lost. And then there are some wounds, some betrayals.that are so deep, so profound that there is no way to repair what was lost. And when that happens, there's nothing left to do but wait.- Grey's Anatomy
I'm a girl with abandonment issues. You have to sleep with me from now on.- Grey's Anatomy
At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need.- Grey's Anatomy
Meredith : You have a place. You could sleep at it. And then you don't have to pull me out of the bathtub. You're everywhere, all the time, saying things.
Derek : This is the happy ever after part. And in the happily ever after, the guy is there all the time, saying things and the girls love it!
Meredith : Go to work, I'll see you there.
Derek : And just for the record? I am your knight in shining whatever.
As surgeons, we live in a world of worse case scenarios. We cut ourselves off from hoping for the best because too many times the best doesn't happen. But every now and then something extraordinary occurs and suddenly best case scenarios seem possible. And every now and then something amazing happens, and against our better judgment we start to have hope.- Grey's Anatomy
From now on, you can expect that I'm gonna show up. Even if I yell. Even if you yell. I'm always gonna show up. Ok?- Grey's Anatomy
No one believes that their life will turn out just kind of okay. We all think we are going to be great. And from the day we decide to be surgeons, we are filled with expectation. Great expectations of who we will be, where we will go.- Grey's Anatomy
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.- Grey's Anatomy
Burke: Did you ever play 'Say Uncle'?
Addison: 'Say Uncle'?
Burke: Someone bends your arm behind your back harder and harder until you say uncle.
Addison: And then what happens?
Burke: Then they have all the power.
Addison: I see. So, you are not saying uncle?
Addison: And neither is she?
Burke: Seems that way.
Addison: That's pathetic.
When the worst case scenario comes true, clinging to hope is all we've got left.- Grey's Anatomy
We all think we're going to be great and we feel a little bit robbed when our expectations aren't met. But sometimes our expectations sell us short. Sometimes the expected simply pales in comparison to the unexpected. You got to wonder why we cling to our expectations, because the expected is just what keeps us steady. Standing. Still, the expected's just the beginning, the unexpected is what changes our lives- Grey's Anatomy
Disappearances happen in science. Disease can suddenly fade away, tumors go missing, and we open someone up to discover the cancer is gone. Its unexplained It's rare, but it happens. We call it mis-diagnosis say we never saw it in the first place, any explanation but the truth. That life is full of vanishing acts. If something that we didn't know we had disappears, do we miss it?- Grey's Anatomy
Meredith: You ever feel like you feel like you're disappearing?
Izzie: All the time.
Meredith: Why can't I just be the happily ever after person? Why can't I believe in that?