"We’re all gonna die. We don’t get much say over how or when. But we do get to decide how we’re gonna live. So do it. Decide. Is this the life you wanna live? Is this the person you wanna love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out, and decide."
Richard Webber - ‘Seal Our Fate’
(Season 10, Episode 1)
"Adapt or die. As many times as we have heard it, the lesson doesn’t get easier. The problem is we’re human. We want more than just to survive. We want love. We want success. We want to be the best that we can be. So, we fight like hell to get those things. Any thing else feels like death."
meredith grey (via greys-purity)
"Surgery is a solo act. We step up to the table with a scalpel in our hand and we go it alone. The isolation can start to define you because even though you’re surrounded by a team, what it really comes down to is your training, your choices, your wits, your hands, your stitch. It comes down to just you.
Surgeons are trained to go it alone. To be a solo artist. To be a maverick, both in and out of the O.R. But the truth is, we are never alone. We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. We stand side by side with the colleges who have supported us, prepared us for the moment that every surgeon lives for. When it all comes down to your training, your choices, your wits, your hands, your stitch. When it all comes down to you."
Meredith Grey (Season10, Ep.20-Go It Alone)