Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Episode 14: "Wishin' and Hopin'" Quotes
[to Ellis] "You think that I like making these decisions for you? You think it's fun to get calls from the nursing home asking whether I was planning on giving the nurse, who changes you every morning a Christmas tip? But I do it. Because you have managed to alienate everybody else in your life and I am the only one, so I have to step up and do it. You wanna know why I'm so unfocused? So ordinary? You wanna know what happened to me? You! You happened to me!"MEREDITH
MEREDITH: "I'm not sure refusing treatment is what you want to do..."
ELLIS: "Apparently, what I want doesn't matter! It isn't even legally binding! So it's really about what you want, Meredith. You're in charge!"
ELLIS: "You're what happened to her."
DEREK: "I'm sorry."
ELLIS: "I thought you were here for me. To offer me some hope. To tell me about some new treatment, but you're here for her."
DEREK: "Dr. Grey."
ELLIS: "An attending, a neurosurgeon. No wonder she's so unfocused."
DEREK: "I don't think you understand."
ELLIS: "I understand. I understand perfectly. I've seen men like you before, threatened by a woman who's their equal. You just want someone to admire you. You don't care about the damage you do to her along the way."
ELLIS: "What about a functional MRI now, while I'm lucid?"
DEREK: "An MRI's not going to show us anything. No test is gonna help us understand what's going on."
ELLIS: "So in five years, you've made no advances and there is nothing else you can do for me. I don't know how you do it. Day-in and day-out, you're with people with this awful disease."
DEREK: "Oh. I... See, actually, I'm not a Alzheimer's specialist. I just took a special interest in this case because of Meredith."
MEREDITH: "The reason that I want you to have the surgery is because I have this hope, that in a year, two years or five, they're gonna have a breakthrough. They're gonna find a cure for Alzhiemer's, and you and I will have another chance. To get to know each other. You'll get a chance to know me, to see that I am not even remotely ordinary, so I wish you would have the surgery. But it's up to you Mom, it's your life."
ELLIS: "You remind me of my daughter."
RICHARD: "About an hour ago. One minute she was here, the next- I'm so sorry."
MEREDITH: "Me too."
[narrating] "As doctors, we're trained to give our patients just the facts. But what our patients really want to know is - will the pain go away? Will I feel better? Am I cured? What our patients really want to know is - is there hope? But, inevitably, there are times when you find yourself in the worst case scenario. When the patient's body has betrayed them and all the science we have to offer has failed them. When the worst case scenario comes true, clinging to hope is all we've got left."MEREDITH
MARK: "I thought you said you didn't think about me?"
ADDISON: "I don't. I'm actively NOT thinking about you right now."
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! Because he is the help, and I am not going to be sleeping with the help!"
CALLIE: "I married the help."
[beaming] "We got married in Vegas!"GEORGE
"Dude, she's Callie O'Malley."ALEX
MARK: "There you go underestimating me again."
ADDISON: "It's not that I underestimate you, it's just that I don't think about you. At all."
MARK: "Well, you should."
MARK: "Aren't you gonna get in there? If you wanna be chief, you gotta fight with the big boys."
ADDISON: "Oh, I intend to fight like a girl. I'll let them kill each other and then I'll be the only one left standing."