Random Thoughts

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Grey's Anatomy

Meredith: [narrating] There’s a reason surgeons learn to wield scalpels. We like to pretend we’re hard, cold scientists. We like to pretend we're fearless. But the truth is we become surgeons because somewhere deep down we think we can cut away that which haunts us. Weakness, frailty, death.


Meredith: [narrating] In life, only one thing is certain, apart from death and taxes. No matter how hard you try, no matter how good your intentions, you are going to make mistakes. You’re going to hurt people. You’re going to get hurt. And if you ever want to recover... there’s really only one thing you can say.
Meredith: [narrating] Forgive and forget. That’s what they say. It’s good advice, but it’s not very practical. When someone hurts us, we want to hurt them back. When someone wrongs us, we want to be right. Without forgiveness, old scores are never settled… old wounds never heal. And the most we can hope for, is that one day we’ll be lucky enough to forget.


Meredith: [narrating] The truth is painful. Deep down, nobody wants to hear it, especially when it hits close to home. Sometimes we tell the truth because the truth is all we have to give. Sometimes we tell the truth because we need to say it out loud to hear it for ourselves. And sometimes we tell the truth because we just can't help ourselves. Sometimes, we tell them because we owe them at least that much.


IZZIE: [to George] "I am an optimist. I am a fool. I am not sure. Because I'm your best friend, because I love you, if what you want is to be with Callie then I will do everything in my power to support you and help you make your marriage work. But because I'm your best friend, because I love you, I also have to say... that I'm in love with you. I'm in love with you. I can't promise a future, I can't promise perfection, because we're us, I'm me and you're you. no one knows what will happen. But in my heart, I am sure. I'm in love with you George. And I hope you're in love with me too."

George: Izzie...
Izzie: What? What is there to say George... I'm blondie. I'm the other woman. I'm a bad 50's cliche.
George: No, no, no. We're not in this together.
Izzie: Wow. Great. Wow. Thank you for letting me know. (goes to leave, he pushes her back)
George: No, no, no. You don't get to be mad here.
Izzie: Seriously? We said...
George: No, there is no 'we'. I'm the one who has to tell Callie. I'm the one who has to destroy her. This is not about you and me. This is about her and me. I'm ending a marriage to a wonderful woman. Me! I'm the one. It's not you. You ... It's not something that you just blurt out. It's not. I'll do it. I will do it but, you have to back off and let me do it.
Izzie: I'm sorry.


Christina: In some ways, betrayal is inevitable. When our bodies betray us, surgery is often the key to recovery. When we betray each other, the path to recovery is less clear. We do whatever it takes to rebuild the trust that was lost. And then there are some wounds, some betrayals… that are so deep, so profound that there is no way to repair what was lost. And when that happens, there’s nothing left to do but wait.
~ Season 3 “From a Whisper to a Scream”


Meredith Grey: No matter how hard we try to ignore or deny it, eventually the lies fall away, whether we like it or not. But here's the truth about the truth: The truth freaking hurts. So we lie.


Meredith Grey: Intimacy is a four syllable word for, "Here's my heart and soul, please grind them into hamburger, and enjoy." It's both desired, and feared. Difficult to live with, and impossible to live without. Intimacy also comes attached to the three R's... relatives, romance, and roommates. There are some things you can't escape. And other things you just don't want to know.


Meredith Grey: I wish there were a rulebook for intimacy. Some kind of guide to tell you when you've crossed the line. It would be nice if you could see it coming, and I don't know how you fit it on a map. You take it where you can get it, and keep it as long as you can. And as for rules, maybe there are none. Maybe the rules of intimacy are something you have to define for yourself.


Meredith Grey: Okay, here it is, your choice... it's simple, her or me, and I'm sure she is really great. But Derek, 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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Invisible

Nick Powell:
Day burns down to night, Burns the edge of my soul.
In the night I break into sparks of suns
And become fires in a dust of bones
Night knifes My breath swallows whole my tongue
Turn back Reverse return
In the night I see the real concealed in the day's bright lie
Eyes stitched shut White teeth smile
Sleep walks and talks
And feet mark time of day

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Angela: Sweety, you have to think before you speak.
Brennan: Why? I can say anything to you without thinking about it first.
Angela: Yeah, men aren’t like us. They’re much more fragile and needy. The fact that they think we’re the needy ones is a testament to our superiority.
Brennan: Yeah. I guess I forgot.

~ Season 1 “The Soldier on the Grave”, concerning Booth’s sensitivity to war issues

Sunday, September 03, 2006

My Name is Kim Sam Soon

Sam Soon [to Hee Jin]: Memories are just memories. There is no strength in memories.

Monday, August 21, 2006

If Only

Samantha (in diary):
They say there's always someone in a relationship who loves more.

Oh God I wish it wasn't me.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Under the Oak - DH Lawrence

You, if you were sensible,

When I tell you the stars flash signals,
each one dreadful,

You would not turn and answer me

"The night is wonderful."

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

JS Bach (Mass in B Minor)

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Osanna in excelsis.

Agnus dei qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Dona nobis pacem.
Give us peace.