Dr. Meredith Grey: [after a one-night stand with Derek Shepherd] Look, I'm gonna go upstairs and take a shower, OK? And when I get back down here, you won't be here. Dr. Meredith Grey: Did you let me scrub in for this operation because I slept with you? Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yes. [pause] Dr. Derek Shepherd: Just kidding. Dr. Cristina Yang: I get angry when I go without sleep. Dr. Derek Shepherd: It's a beautiful day to save lives. Let's have some fun. Katie Bryce: My head is full. Dr. Meredith Grey: It's called thinking. Go with it. Dr. Meredith Grey: Don't look at me like that. Dr. Derek Shepherd: Like what? Dr. Meredith Grey: Like you've seen me naked! Katie Bryce: You are so lost. Dr. Meredith Grey: I am not lost. Okay? Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [standing in the bathroom, outside the shower, where George is] I reminded you before you went. Dr. George O'Malley: I forgot when I got there. Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: No. [she opens the shower door] Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: No, you were so passive aggressive! Dr. George O'Malley: Naked! I am naked in the shower! Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [closes the shower door] Just tampons, George! I really needed tampons. God! [Meredith enters the bathroom] Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I'm not riding in the same car as him. Dr. Meredith Grey: [looks at Izzie, who is standing in her "Hello Kitty" underwear] Unless you're going like that, you're not riding with me either. Where are the tampons? Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: He didn't buy them. Dr. Meredith Grey: [to George] You didn't buy them? Dr. George O'Malley: Men don't buy tampons! Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [opens the shower door again, and George falls over] You know what? You're gonna have to get over the whole man thing, George! We're women! We have vaginas! Get used to it!
[she walks out of the bathroom, leaving George lying on the floor of the shower]
Dr. George O'Malley: I am not your sister! [he slams the shower door] Dr. Preston Burke: The only person that can keep a promise so big is God, and I haven't seen him pick up a scalpel lately. Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to a patient and rapist whose victim bit off his penis] I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we managed to stop the bleeding. The bad news is that we gave your penis to the cops. Dr. Derek Shepherd: It's not the chase. Dr. Meredith Grey: What? Dr. Derek Shepherd: You and me. It is not the thrill of the chase. It's not a game. It's... it's your tiny ineffectual fists. And your hair. Dr. Meredith Grey: My hair? Dr. Derek Shepherd: It smells good. And you're very, very ballsy. It keeps me in line. Dr. Meredith Grey: I'm still not going out with you. Dr. Derek Shepherd: You say that now... Dr. Richard Webber: Just shut up and count backwards already. Dr. George O'Malley: Uh, Mr. Mackie I can't go out with you. You're not my type, I mean, you're a guy. Lloyd Mackie: George, I knew you weren't gay. Dr. Meredith Grey: I can't think of a single reason why I should be a surgeon, but I can think of a thousand reasons why I should quit. They make it hard on purpose... there are lives in our hands. There comes a moment when it's more than just a game, and you either take that step forward or turn around and walk away. I could quit but here's the thing, I love the playing field. Dr. Meredith Grey: We're adults. When did that happen? And how do we make it stop? Dr. Meredith Grey: At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That's how we're made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines... that are way too dangerous to cross. Dr. Meredith Grey: You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is its hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true. Dr. Meredith Grey:
At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It's like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it's not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you , and once in a while people may even take your breath away.