Saturday, May 24, 2008

In the end


Meredith: We go into medicine because we want to save lives. We go into medicine because we want to do good. We go into medicine for the rush. For the high... for the ride. But... what we remember at the end of most days are the losses... what we lay awake at night replaying is: the pain we caused or failed to cure; the lives we ruined or failed to save. So the experience of practicing medicine rarely resembles the goal. The experience too often is ass backwards and upside down. (Grey's Anatomy season 4, ep 10).

Richard: Look at me. This day, this day you feel helpless. This day makes all those other days when you fight to save a life and lose. This day makes you grateful you have a chance to do anything at all. You take it in. (Grey's Anatomy season 4, ep 10).