"[In reference to weather man on TV] He doesn’t know that. He’s an idiot. For all he knows, it could be the worst day of his life. You know how people say, ‘Who knows, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow!’ That seems pretty far fetched. Until you have a friend who got hit by a bus. The point is, you never know what kind of day is coming.
Whenever we think we know the future, even for a second, it changes. Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left only with the choice of what to do next. We can choice to be afraid of it. To stand there trembling, not moving. Assuming the worst that can happen or we step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant."
— Cristina Yang (Season10, Ep.24-Fear of the Unknown)
"Sometimes you just need to get out of town, get a new perspective. But you can’t always see that you need a new perspective because well, you need a new perspective to be able to see that. It’s complicated.
Open your eyes. What do you see? More possibilities? Does your new view give you more hope? That’s the goal. Although, it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes a shift in perspective just makes you see what you’ve lost."
— Meredith Grey (Season10, Ep.21-We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together)
"You know your tailbone? It used to be a tail. That pink part in the corner of your eye? Your third eyelid. The appendix used to help us digest tough foods. Now it does nothing. The story of our evolution is the story of what we leave behind, what we’ve discarded. Our bodies only hang on to the things we absolutely need. The things we no longer have use for, we give up, we let go.
Why does it feel so good to get rid of things? To unload? To let go? Maybe because when we see how little we need to survive, it makes us realize how powerful we actually are. To strip down to what we really need. To hang on to only what we can’t do without. Not just to survive but to thrive."
— Meredith Grey (Season10, Ep.15-Throwing It All Away)