15 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Quotes That Are So Cheesy but So Good

Grey’s Anatomy has blessed us with 16 seasons—and counting—of tearjerker episodes, shocking deaths and unmistakable nicknames. (We’re looking at you, McDreamy and McSteamy.)

But if there’s one thing that never ceases to amaze us, it’s the dramatic dialogue that continues to pull at our heart strings. Here, 15 Grey’s Anatomy quotes that are so cheesy, but so, so good.

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1. “This is your starting line. This is your arena. How well you play? That’s up to you.” —Richard Webber (Season one, episode one)

2. “You’re my person.” —Cristina Yang (Season two, episode one)

3. “You were like coming up for fresh air. It’s like I was drowning, and you saved me.” —Derek Shepherd (Season two, episode one)

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4. “So, pick me. Choose me. Love me.” —Meredith Grey (Season two, episode five)

5. “You know what to do already. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be in this much pain.” —Miranda Bailey (Season two, episode five)

6. “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 (Season four, episode)

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7. “It’s good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose.” —Richard Webber (Season four, episode ten)

8. “All you can do is be brave enough to get out there. You fought. You loved. You lost. Walk tall.” —Mark Sloan (Season five, episode 12)

9. “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 (Season five, episode 15)

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10. “Maybe we have to get a little messed up before we can step up.” —Alex Karev (Season five, episode 19)

11. “I’m a human being, I make mistakes. I’m flawed. We all are.” —Derek Shepherd (Season six, episode 23)

12. “Please, don’t chase me anymore. Unless you’re ready to catch me.” —Callie Torres (Season seven, episode six)

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13. “Don’t let what he wants eclipse what you need. He’s very dreamy, but he’s not the sun. You are.” —Cristina Yang (Season ten, episode 24)

14. “You don’t give them something to run from. You give them someone to run to.” —Richard Webber (Season 12, episode two)

15. “Everybody wants their place in history. No one wants to be the astronaut that nobody remembers.” —Meredith (Season 14, episode 20)

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