Well, then I guess I'm not competing, I must be winning.
- Chuck: You can't win against me, Humphrey. You can't even compete.
- Dan: So this is about Blair. Well, then I guess I'm not competing, I must be winning. You wouldn't be try me this hard if I didn't have a real shot with her. And up until this moment I wasn't sure if I did. So thank you.
Just because you can’t say something doesn’t mean you don’t want to. You can want to very much. You can be with a person and be happy with them and not love them. And you can love somebody and not want to be with them. You don’t need to love someone to want them. Now that’s frustrating, when what your brain tells you you want and what you actually want don’t match up. It’s exhausting. And, well, its complicated. But that’s life. And life… sucks.
— George O’Malley (Grey’s Anatomy)
Who gets to determine when the old ends and the new begins? It’s not on the calendar, it’s not a birthday, it’s not a new year, it’s an event —big or small, something that changes us, ideally it gives us hope, a new way of living and looking at the world, letting go of old habits, old memories. What’s important is that we never stop believing we can have a new beginning, but it’s also important to remember amid all the crap are a few things really worth holding on to.
— Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy)
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 the result, wiser, better, quick to deal with the next big disaster that comes along. Sometimes, but not always.
— Grey’s Anatomy - 8x08
Change. We don’t like it. We fear it, but we can’t stop it from coming. We either adapt to change or we get left behind. It hurts to grow, anybody who tells you it doesn’t is lying, but here’s the truth sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same. And sometimes, oh, sometimes change is good. Sometimes change is everything.
— Meredith [Grey’s Anatomy - 4x01]
Be a man. Grey's Anatomy - 8x04
- Alex: Be a man. people say it all the time.
- Hunt: But what does that even mean?
- Dr. Webber: Is it about strength?
- Hunt: Is it about sacrifice?
- Avery: Is it about winning?
- Sloan: Maybe it's simpler than that...
- Derek: You have to know when not to man up. Sometimes it takes a real man to set his ego aside and meet defeat and simply start all over again.
What is it about men? - Grey’s Anatomy 8x04
- Derek: There’s a distinct difference between male and female brains.
- Dr. Webber: Female brains have a larger hippocampus, which usually makes them better at attention and memory.
- Alex: Male brains have a bigger parietal cortex, which helps when defending from an attack.
- Avery: Male brains confront challenges differently than female brains.
- Sloan: Women are hard wire to communicate with language, detail, empathy. Men? No so much.
- Hunt: It doesn’t mean we’re less capable of emotion.
- Derek: We can talk about our feelings, it’s just that most of the time we really rather not.