These are some of my favorite quotes from the show...
These two quotes were the opening and closing lines of one episode from the first season. The thing I like best about them is how they touch on hegemonic norms of girls wanting their "Prince Charming" to come and save them. However, these quotes touch on someone realizing that maybe that's not what you need. That maybe it's not so important to have that fantasy come true.
Meredith Grey: “You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is its hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true.”
Meredith Grey: “At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It's like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it's not so important happy ever after, just that it’s happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you, and once in a while people may even take your breath away.”
This next quote is one of my favorites because it seems very out of character for the person saying it. Alex Karev (one of the interns) acts tough and is often seen as a womanizer. However, every once in a while he does or says something that makes people realize that he isn't really as tough as he acts. In reality, he does "have a heart" and is a nice guy.
Alex Karev: "For a kiss to be really good, you want it to mean something. You want it to be with someone you can't get out of your head, so that when your lips finally touch you feel it everywhere. A kiss so hot and so deep you never want to come up for air. You can't cheat your first kiss, Nicole. Trust me, you don't want to. Cause when you find that right person for a first kiss, it's everything."