“Grey's Anatomy” quotes

(2005)
TV Series Grey's Anatomy
Title Grey's Anatomy
Year 2005
Creator Shonda Rhimes
Genre Drama, Romance
Plot – Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. The title is an allusion to Gray's Anatomy, a classic human anatomy textbook first published in 1858 in London. The series revolves around the title character, Dr. Meredith Grey, an aspiring surgeon and daughter of one of the best surgeons, Dr. Ellis Grey.
All actors – Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Patrick Dempsey, Sara Ramirez, Eric Dane, Katherine Heigl, Kevin McKidd, Chyler Leigh, Jessica Capshaw, T.R. Knight, Jesse Williams, Sarah Drew
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  • “Ask most people what they want out of life and the answer is simple - to be happy. Maybe it's this expectation, of wanting to be happy that just keeps us from ever getting there. Maybe the more we try to will ourselves to state's of bliss, the more confused we get - to the point where we don't recognize ourselves. Instead we just keep smiling -...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
  • “Friends are the family we choose.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
    [Tag:family, friends]
  • “Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. Live or die. Hero or coward. Fight or give in. I'll say it again to make sure you hear me. The human life is made up of choices. Live or die. That's the important choice. And it's not always in our hands.”
    Patrick Dempsey - Dr. Derek Shepherd
    [Tag:choice, life]
  • “Breakthroughs don't happen because of the medicine. Real breakthroughs happen because someone is scared to death to stop trying.”
    Patrick Dempsey - Dr. Derek Shepherd
    [Tag:doctors, medicine]
  • “Don't ever date a man who can't handle your power.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
  • “Grief may be a thing we all have in common but it looks different on everyone. It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life, it's loss, it's change. And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, it has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime. That's how you stay alive when it hurts so much...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
    [Tag:death, emotion, grief]
  • “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.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
    [Tag:life, planning]
  • “The problem is, fairytales don't come true. It's the nightmares that always seem to become the reality.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
  • “Why does it feel so good to get rid of things? To unload? To let go? Maybe because when we see how little we actually need to survive, it makes us realize how powerful we actually are. To strip down to only what we need. To hang on to only what we can't do without. Not just to survive, but to thrive.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
  • “The body is a slave to its impulses. But the thing that makes us human is what we can control. After the storm, after the rush, after the heat of the moment has passed, we can cool off and clean up the messes we made. We can try to let go of what was.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
  • Bad things happen, but you have to move past it. Leave it behind. The sooner, the better. Or it'll eat away at you and stop you from moving forward.”
    Chandra Wilson - Dr. Miranda Bailey
  • “The problem is we are human. We want more than to just survive. We want to love.”
    Chyler Leigh - Dr. Lexie Grey
  • “This is the way the world changes. Good people, raising babies right.”
    Debbie Allen - Dr. Catherine Avery
  • “For a kiss to be really good, you want it to mean something. You want it to be with someone you can't get out of your head, so that when your lips finally touch you feel it everywhere. A kiss so hot and so deep you never want to come up for air. You can't cheat your first kiss. Trust me, you don't want to. Cause when you find that right person...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Justin Chambers - Dr. Alex Karev
  • “Some days, the whole world seems upside down. And then somehow, and probably, when you least expect it, the world gets right again.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
  • “There comes a point when you have to suck it up and stop whining and start living.”
    Sara Ramirez - Dr. Callie Torres
    [Tag:life, motivation]
  • “Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it, I don't know; maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
    [Tag:life, pain]
  • Hope. It's recurrent, it keeps creeping back in no matter how many times it gets ripped apart and every time the hope goes it takes chunks of you with it.”
    Geena Davis - Dr. Nicole Herman
    [Tag:emotion, hope]
  • “Don't let fear keep you quiet. You have a voice so use it. Speak up. Raise your hands. Shout your answers. Make yourself heard. Whatever it takes, just find your voice, and when you do, fill the damn silence.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
    [Tag:fear, silence, voice]
  • “Not everyone has to be happy all the time. That isn't mental health. That's crap.”
    Ellen Pompeo - Dr. Meredith Grey
    [Tag:happiness, health]
  • “Pretty good is not good enough, I want to be great.”
    Sandra Oh - Dr. Cristina Yang
  • “If you love someone, you tell them. Even if you're scared that it's not the right thing. Even if you're scared that it'll cause problems. Even if you're scared that it will burn your life to the ground, you say it, and you say it loud and you go from there.”
    Eric Dane - Dr. Mark Sloan
  • “If you aren't willing to keep looking for light in the darkest of places without stopping, even when it seems impossible, you will never succeed.”
    Caterina Scorsone - Dr. Amelia Shepherd
  • “The future is the home of our deepest fears and our wildest hopes.”
    Kevin McKidd - Dr. Owen Hunt
    [Tag:fear, future, hope]
  • “You have to go back to the beginning to understand the end.”
    Kim Raver - Dr. Teddy Altman
    [Tag:beginnings, end]
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