30 Timeless Grey's Anatomy Quotes About Life, Love, And Friendship

30 Timeless Grey's Anatomy Quotes About Life, Love, And Friendship

Having been on air since 2005 and going on 17 seasons, Grey's Anatomy quotes are the gift that keeps on giving.

The medical drama follows the characters of Meredith Grey, Derek Shepherd, and Christina Yang, just to name a few. Whether you've been with the cast from the start or are newly binge-watching the series, when you're not crying your eyes out, there is actually a lot to be learned through the show. 

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Relatable heartaches, happiness, relationships, and obstacles to all of the above stand in the way of the characters, making it a timeless journey. 

Although some of the emotions might be negative, there are so many positive ones that come to mind. This storyline has taught us a lot of valuable lessons about the way of the world. 

Here are 30 timeless Grey’s Anatomy quotes about life, love, and friendship. 

Grey's Anatomy Quotes About Life

1. “This is your starting line. This is your arena. How well you play? That’s up to you.” — Richard Webber

2. “The body is a slave to its impulses. But the thing that makes us human is what we can control. After the storm, after the rush, after the heat of the moment has passed, we can cool off and clean up the messes we made. We can try to let go of what was.” — Meredith Grey

3. “You know what to do already. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be in this much pain.” — Miranda Bailey

4. “We don’t get unlimited chances to have the things that we want, and this I know. Nothing is worse than missing an opportunity that could have changed your life.” — Addison Montgomery

5. “I’m a human being, I make mistakes. I’m flawed. We all are.” — Derek Shepherd 

6. “Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then look around. Drink it in, ’cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow.” — Meredith Grey

7. “Being aware of your crap and actually overcoming your crap are two very different things.” — Cristina Yang

8. “Bad things happen, but you have to move past it. Leave it behind. The sooner, the better. Or it’ll eat away at you and stop you from moving forward.” — Miranda Bailey

9. “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

10. “And if you can't do it, if you aren't willing to keep looking for light in the darkest of places without stopping, even when it seems impossible, you will never succeed.” — Amelia Shepherd

Grey's Anatomy Quotes About love

11. “You were like coming up for fresh air. It’s like I was drowning, and you saved me.” — Derek Shepherd

12. “I love you, in a really really big, pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window, unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you. So pick me, choose me, love me. — Meredith Grey

13. “The only time I don’t feel like a ghost is when you look at me, because when you look at me, you see me.” — Owen Hunt 

14. “Don’t let what he wants eclipse what you need. He’s very dreamy, but he’s not the sun. You are.” — Cristina Yang

15. “If you love someone, you tell them. 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, and you say it loud and you go from there.” — Mark Sloan

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16. “Promise that you’ll love me, even when you hate me.” — Meredith Grey

17. “I want to marry you. I want to have kids with you. I want to build us a house. I want to settle down and grow old with you. I want to die when I’m 110 years old in your arms. I don’t want 48 uninterrupted hours. I want a lifetime.” — Derek Shepherd 

18. “Please, don't chase me anymore, unless you're ready to catch me.” — Callie Torres

19. “It’s good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose.” — Richard Webber 

20. “We may only be together five minutes every two months, but when we do we will savor every second. We know how valuable those five minutes are.” — Ben Warren

Grey's Anatomy Quotes About Friendship

21. "When you are sharing your life with a person, you talk to them, you think with them, you make decisions with them, you are loyal to them." — Miranda Bailey

22. "If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's that it only takes one person, one patient, one moment to change your life forever, to change your perspective, color your thinking." — Cristina Yang

23. “I think it's important to take the time to tell the people you love how much you love them while they can hear you.” — Meredith Grey

24. “Friends are the family we choose.” — Meredith Grey

25. “She’s my person. If I murdered someone, she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor. She’s my person.”— Cristina Yang

26. “We're friends, real friends. And that means, no matter how long it takes, when you finally do decide to look back, I'll still be there.” — Meredith Grey

27. “You don’t give them something to run from. You give them someone to run to.” — Richard Webber 

28. “If there's an upside to free falling, it's the chance you give your friends to catch you.” — Meredith Grey

29. “[He] is the love of my life, but you are my soulmate.” — Meredith Grey

30. "If I'm going to do this, and be whole and healthy and be a warm, gooey person who lives with a boy...then I need you on board. I need you to cheer me on. Because you're the only one who knows me. Darkly. Really knows me. I need you to pretend that I can do this even if you don't believe. Because if you abandon me now, I will never make it, and I will never get my happy ending.” — Meredith Grey

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Isabella Pacinelli is a writer who covers relationship, self-love, spirituality, and entertainment topics.