The Harper Avery is one of the highest awards a surgeon can earn. They always make the call to the nominees on the same friday of the same month at 8 A.M. east coast time, 5 A.M. in Seattle.

My mom didn’t think she’d win. She thought it was a popularity contest and she wasn’t popular. She was a woman and fellow and her arrogance could rub people the wrong way. She hadn’t allowed herself to imagine the possibility of winning because she wanted it too much. And when they called my mom’s name, she was genuinely shocked. It was validation of all her handwork and sacrifice. She came home and told me she didn’t win the Harper Avery, she earned it.

- Meredith Grey (Season10, Ep.19-I’m Winning)

Do you by chance know if disappointment, let downs, or failure are mentioned in any of the seasons? If so, could you please let me know which one? Thanks!

Season 10, Ep. 12 talks about failure!

The quote from 4x15 is not totally correct. It's "In (the) face of" instead of "with the base" in the second part of the voiceover. :) I love your blog so much!

ahh, thanks!! i fixed it ^^

The average person touches their face about 18 times every waking hour. That leaves you susceptible to infection about 100 times a day. Infection has a nasty habit of taking advantage of our everyday behaviors. It spreads by touching doors, desks, elevator buttons, pens, sharing cups, even money. All we can do is try our best to prevent it from spreading because once it’s out there, the infection usually wins.

It’s a known fact that doctors make the worst patients. We ignore our symptoms until we are face down on the ground. We like to think we’re a different species than our patients but none of us are invincible. Eventually we have to face the fact that we’re human and that sometimes, even the mightiest of us, need help.

- Meredith Grey (Season10, Ep.18, You Be Illin’)

Do you know who you are? Do you know what’s happen to you? Do you want to live this way? All it takes is one person, one patient, one moment to change your life forever. It can change your perspective, color of your thinking. One moment that forces you to rethink everything you know. Do you know who you are? Do you know what’s happen to you? Do you want to live this way? Do you know who you are? Do you know what’s happen to you? Do you want to live this way?

- Christina Yang (Season10, Ep.17-Do You Know?)

Can you put christina intro please

sorry, i’m out of town but i’m typing it up now!!

Hi!! love your blogg. I'm thinking about getting a tattoo with the quote 'not just to survive but to thrive' from the last grey's episodes, what do you think?

i loveeee that! great idea, darling(: 

Could you get a "random" button for this tumblr so we can get random Grey's Anatomy Life Lessons... that could be really fun

oo let me look into how to do that and if i can figure it out, i will definitely! 

There’s a stage you go through in child birth and it’s the toughest part. It’s called the transition stage. You’ve been pushing so hard and so long. You’re exhausted, spent and there’s nothing to show for all of your effort. During this transition stage, it feels like you can’t go on but it’s because you’re very nearly there.

Transition is movement. From one part of life to a whole new one. And it can feel like one long, scary, dark tunnel but you have to come out the other side. Because what’s been waiting there, might be glorious.

- Meredith Grey (Season10, Ep.16-We Gotta Get Out of This Place)

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)