“ They say ignorance is bliss, because once you know about the tumour or the prognosis, you can’t go back. Will you be strong or will you fall apart? It’s hard to predict, so don’t worry about it, enjoy the time you have before the news comes…yup ignorance is bliss.
— Meredith voiceover Greys Anatomy S09E11
“ God the things we worry about, so pointless!..we get to help take that worry away, it’s why we are doctors; it’s actually why we are people but somehow we forget that all that matters is people. And weather we walk away leaving them better or worse for having met us, we control that Avery. I want you to promise me something, if you love someone, you tell ‘em, 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,…you say it loud, then you go from there.
“ It’s one of those things that people say, you can’t move on until you let go of the past. Letting go is the easy part, it’s the moving on that’s painful. So sometimes we fight it, try and keep things the same. Things can’t stay the same though. At some point, you just have to let go. Move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow.
“ Our intentions are always pure. We always want to do what is right, but we also have the drive to push boundaries. So we’re in danger of taking things to far. We’re told to do no harm while we’re trained to cut you open with a knife. So when we do things when we should have left well enough alone. Because its hard to admit when there’s no problem to treat, to let it alone before we make it so much worse. Because we cause terrible damage.
“ You can seek the advice of others, surround yourself with trusted advisors. But in the end, the decision is always yours and yours alone. And when it’s time to act and you’re all alone with your back against the wall, the only voice that matters is the one in your head. The one telling you what you already knew. The one that’s almost always right.
“ We are always looking for ways to ease the pain. Sometimes we ease the pain by making the best of what we have, sometimes it’s by losing ourselves in the moment, and sometimes all we need to do to ease the pain is.. call a simple truce.
“ The baby you have is the baby you were destined to have. It was meant to be. That’s what the adoption people tell you anyway. I like to believe it was true….What if one little thing I said or did made it all fall apart? What if I’d chosen another life for myself? Or another person? We might never have found each other. What if I’d been raised differently? What if my mother had never been sick? What if I’d actually had a good father? What if? What if? What if?…….[Your life is a gift, accept it. No matter how screwed up or painful it seems to be. Some things are going to work out as if they were destined to happen…as if they were just meant to be.]
— GREY’S ANATOMY-SEASON 08 EPISODE 13-“If/Then”
“ I had a terrible day. We say it all the time; a fight with a boss, a stomach flu, traffic. That’s what we describe as terrible when nothing terrible is happening.These are the things we beg for. A root canal, an I.R.S. audit, coffee spilled on our clothes. When the really terrible things happen, we start begging the god we don’t believe in to bring back the little horrors, and take away this. It seems quaint now, doesn’t it? The flood in the kitchen, the poison oak, the fight that leaves you shaking with rage. Would it’ve helped if we could see what else was coming? Would we have known that those were the best moments of our lives?
“ It’s a little bit horrifying just how quickly everything can fall to crap. Sometimes, it takes a huge loss to remind you of what you care about the most. Sometimes, you find yourself becoming stronger as a result, wiser, better equipped to deal with the next big disaster that comes along. Sometimes, but not always.
— GREY’S ANATOMY SEASON 8 EPISODE 8
“ There’s a reason I said I’d be happy alone. It wasn’t ‘cause I thought I’d be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It’s easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever….
MY ALL TIME FAV QUOTE!!
SEASON 7 FINAL EPISODE
“ We’ve all heard the saying. It’s one of those things you learn in seventh grade science class. Adapt or die. Adapting isn’t easy though. You have to fight your competition and off their attacks. And sometimes, you have to kill. You do what you need to do to survive. Adapt or die. As many times as we’ve heard it, the lesson doesn’t get easier. The problem is we’re human. We want more than just to survive. We want love. We want success. We want to be the best that we can be. So, we fight like hell to get those things. Anything else feels like death.
“ Under the cover of darkness, people do things they never do under the harsh glare of day. Decisions feel wiser. People feel older. But, when the sun rises, you have to take responsibility for what you did in the dark. And face yourself under the cold harsh light of day.
“ When we say things like “people don’t change” it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It’s always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It’s the way people try not to change that’s unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that’s up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.
— GREY’S ANATOMY S07E01 Shock To The System
“ 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.
“ It’s a common belief that positive thinking leads to a happier healthier life. As children we are told to smile, be cheerful, and put on a happy face. As adults we are told to look on the bright side, to make lemonade, and see glasses as half full. Sometimes reality can get in the way of our ability to act the happy part though. Youre hope can fail, boyfriends can cheat, friends can disappoint. It’s in these moments, when you just want to get real, drop the act, and be your true scared unhappy self.
— GREY’S ANATOMY S06E22 “Shiny Happy People”