As we try to cope with saying goodbye to Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) from Greys Anatomy we look back at the funniest, most sarcastic¸ and semi-heartwarming quotes from the past ten seasons.
#150 “You want to be a shark, be a shark.”
Cristina: “You know what, you did a cut-throat thing. Deal with it. Don’t come to me for absolution. You want to be a shark, be a shark.”
Meredith: “I’m not!”
Cristina: “Oh, oh, oh, yes you are. Only it makes you feel bad in your warm, gooey places.”
When Meredith goes back on her promise to give Cristina the surgery with Derek Shepherd.
#149 “We don’t have to do that thing you know where I say something and then you say something and then somebody cries and there’s like a moment …”
A Meredith/Cristina type of apology after Meredith gets the surgery with Derek.
#148 “Bambi, don’t say another word until after the hunter shoots your mother.”
Cristina: “Bambi, don’t say another word until after the hunter shoots your mother.”
George: “I don’t like you.”
#147 “It’s like candy, but with blood, which is so much better.”
#146 “If I was you I would just walk around naked all the time. I wouldn’t have a job, I wouldn’t have any skills, I wouldn’t even know how to read.”
Cristina: “You’re eight feet tall. Your boobs are perfect, your hair is down to there. If I was you I would just walk around naked all the time. I wouldn’t have a job, I wouldn’t have any skills, I wouldn’t even know how to read. I would just be… naked.”
Izzie: “It’s all makeup. Retouching.”
Cristina: “You get that we hate you, right?”
#145 “You need a definition? You really want to be that guy?”
Preston: “What is this that we’re doing here? What is it?”
Cristina: “You need a definition? You really want to be that guy?”
#144 “Oh, please. You got a hot doctor who likes to make you open up, and say ‘ahh.’ It’s the American dream, stop whining about it.”
Cristina: “Meredith, shut up.”
Meredith: “What? Did you seriously just tell me to shut up?”
Cristina: “Oh, please. You got a hot doctor who likes to make you open up, and say ‘ahh.’ It’s the American dream, stop whining about it.”
#143 “You know what, I’m gonna tell you something: Hey, George. You need to get laid. See that nurse over there? (Pointing to a nurse) She’s single. She’s got red hair. Go ask her out.”
#142 “You know what happens to pregnant interns. I’m not switching to vagina squad or spending my life popping zits. I’m too talented. Surgery is my life.”
#141 “Anyway I put your name down, that’s why I told you I’m pregnant. You’re my person.”
“The clinic has a policy. They wouldn’t let me confirm my appointment unless I designated an emergency contact person. Someone to be there in case and….to know help me home after. Anyway I put your name down, that’s why I told you I’m pregnant. You’re my person.”
Cristina talking to Meredith about her upcoming appointment to terminate her pregnancy.
#140 “What’s worse is that I care.”
Cristina: “It’s not that Burke broke up with me. It’s how he broke up with me. Like it was business. Like it was a business trans- Like he was the boss of me!”
Meredith: “He is the boss of you.”
Cristina: “What’s worse is that I care.”
#139 “Slutty mistress.”
Meredith: “This is supposed to make us feel better.”
Cristina: “Do you feel better?”
Meredith: “A little.”
Cristina: “Slutty mistress.”
Meredith: “Pregnant whore.”
Cristina: “Sleeping with our bosses was a great idea!”
Cristina and Meredith going on a run for the first time.
#138 “Make… make it stop, make it stop… Somebody sedate me!”
Cristina is on bed rest after collapsing during a surgery and loses her baby.
#137 “I made a break for freedom.”
George: “You’re officially AWOL, you know.”
Cristina: “I’m working. I’m trying to figure out what’s going on with the crazy woman on four.”
George: “You are the crazy woman on four.”
Cristina: “I made a break for freedom.”
Cristina is super antsy after recovering from surgery.
#136 “I… will… kill her!”
Cristina’s mother comes to visit her while she’s in the hospital.
#135 “So, when we’re on duty, I can have sex with someone else?”
Preston: “When we’re on duty, I can’t be your boyfriend.”
Cristina: “Okay, fine. So, when we’re on duty, I can have sex with someone else?”
#134 “At the northeast corner of the hospital?”
Preston: “So where do we stand?”
Cristina: “At the northeast corner of the hospital?”
#133 “I’m so hot! I can do hot in my sleep! I can do hot in scrubs!”
#132 “I got freaking keyed before coffee.”
Meredith: “Burke keyed you?”
Cristina: “I got freaking keyed before coffee.”
Meredith: “What is wrong with them?”
Cristina: “They’re like these 1950s debutantes, one dance and there’s a shotgun to your head.”
Burke gives Cristina a key to his apartment.
#131 “Hell hath no fury like a girl whose non-boyfriend screws a nurse.”
Cristina: “Hell hath no fury like a girl whose non-boyfriend screws a nurse.”
Cristina: “I like you bitter and pissed off. You’re almost like a normal person now.”
Izzie’s upset that Alex slept with Nurse Olivia.
#130 “Look, evil spawn, you can nurse your pride — the key word being nurse — or you can pass your test and be a doctor.”
Cristina: “I am a 55 year old man. I’m nauseous and I can’t stop throwing up.”
Alex: “Forget it, alright. I didn’t ask for anybody’s help.”
Cristina: “Look, evil spawn, you can nurse your pride — the key word being nurse — or you can pass your test and be a doctor. Up to you.”
Alex: “Any abdominal pain?”
Cristina: “Yes, from my giant fat belly all the way to my back. Oh, and I’m drunk. Hiccup. Hiccup.”
Cristina’s helping Alex study for the clinical part of his exam.
#129 “Seriously, Burke, I haven’t observed religious holidays since I was old enough to know better.”
#128 “You’re the guy who screwed up my friend.”
Cristina: “We’re in an elevator. That’s your specialty, right? McDreamy moments in the elevator?”
Derek: “Dr. Yang-”
Cristina: “You know what? For just a moment, I’m not Dr. Yang and you’re not Dr. Shepherd. You’re the guy who screwed up my friend. The guy who drove her to get a dog she can’t keep, the dog she only got because her boyfriend lied to her about his wife.”
#127 “You had to say you’re going to die today.”
Cristina and Meredith in the OR with an EMT who has her hand on a live piece ammo that’s stuck inside a patient.
#126 “Yeah. Everybody has problems.”
Meredith: “He loves you!”
Cristina: “Yeah. Everybody has problems.”
Meredith: “Well are you gonna say it back?”
Cristina: “Of course not! He didn’t say it to me, he said it to sleeping me! Reciprocity is not required. Besides, he might blow up.”
Meredith: “Excellent point.”
Cristina tells Meredith that Burke told her he loved her.
#125 “Be the other guy.”
Cristina: “You know in movies, how the hero– and there’s always the other guy, the one who sees danger and runs in the opposite direction?”
Cristina: “Be the other guy.”
Burke tries to get in on the explosive surgery.
#124 “You know, he’s acting like I committed a crime. Like my apartment is full of stolen goods. He’s acting like I kept my apartment to hide stolen goods, so I could do illegal organ transplants for money.”
Burke freaks out after learning Cristina didn’t get rid of her apartment.
#123 “Burke, I laid on top of you naked last night, so why don’t you wax nostalgic about that?”
Cristina: “Uh, hello? I want in. I want in!”
Preston: “Oh. Yeah. Sure.”
Cristina: “Burke, I laid on top of you naked last night, so why don’t you wax nostalgic about that?”
Cristina wants in one of Burke’s surgeries.
#122 “Hey! We stick together, we all did this.”
Cristina: “Hey! We stick together, we all did this. Nobody’s a victim. We stick together. [Pauses] Dammit!”
Izzie: “Thank you.”
Cristina: “You’re welcome.”
The interns face the music when they all were in on cutting Denny’s LVAD wire.
#121 “You shouldn’t get to kill yourself, you do not get off that easily.”
Cristina: “You shouldn’t get to kill yourself, you do not get off that easily. [To a nurse] Push hard dose epi!”
Nurse: “Dr. Yang-”
Cristina: “What? I want to be able to tell his family I did everything I could to save his pathetic, miserable life. Give him three of epi. Now.”
The man who shot Burke needs Cristina’s help to live.
#120 “You’re right, it’s not easy for me to be away from the OR”
Richard: “And if you want to get back to the OR, you’re gonna tell me what I need to know.”
Cristina: [Pauses] “You’re right, it’s not easy for me to be away from the OR And it’s not easy for me to sit in front of you, or any other authority figure for that matter, and not be able to give you the exact answer that you want to hear. I’m the one with the answers. I’ve always been the one with the answers. But right now, sir, I don’t have any.”
Cristina’s is brought in to Chief Webber’s office concerning the LVAD wire situation.
#119 “He has sex with you and he’s standing there all McGuilty and all he has to say is, ‘What does this mean?'”
#118 “There’s something wrong in the world when Bambi’s getting laid and I can’t get five minutes alone with Burke.”
#117 “I miss philandering whore Meredith. She was trashy, and much less idyllic.”
Meredith: “I’m missing dirty stripper Cristina. She was fun and less angry.”
Cristina: “I miss philandering whore Meredith. She was trashy, and much less idyllic.”
#116 “I’m knee deep in coffee, and he’s on the sofa playing with himself. And not in a good way.”
#115 “You had a dream about the both of them. Threesome? Nice! Just when I think you’re boring, you rise.”
Cristina learns about Meredith’s dream with Derek and Finn.
#114 “I am not dating a chicken surgeon.”
Preston: “I need more chickens.”
Cristina: “No more chickens. Okay? It’s bad enough that Meredith is dating a vet, I am not dating a chicken surgeon.”
Burke needs help getting back in the surgery saddle after getting shot.
#113 “Aw, a McBaby!”
Cristina: “So, who’s the father?”
Meredith: “I can’t be pregnant, can I?”
Cristina: “Aw, a McBaby!”
#112 “Prestons do not go into the woods. A guy named Preston is gonna get his ass kicked by a squirrel.”
#111 “When you got shot, I walked away. And you cannot let that go, can you? I’m sticking now. I’m sticking. Do you know how tired I am? Do you know how scared I am every time we go into surgery? But I do it, for you.”
#110 “Could you stop looking at me like that? It’s creepy and it makes me feel like you haven’t been fed.”
#109 “There’s a club. The Dead Dads Club. And you can’t be in it until you’re in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss… My dad died when I was nine. George, I’m really sorry you had to join the club.”
#108 “We’re not friends, so please don’t talk to me about what George eats.”
Cristina: “Some people bake. Others eat.”
Callie: “No no no. I don’t mean that kind of appetite. I mean the other appetite.”
Cristina: “Oh okay. We’re not friends. You and I. We’re not friends, so please don’t talk to me about what George eats.”
#107 “So if that means I don’t win this one, then fine. I don’t win.”
“I was right. I swear I really believe what I did was right. I don’t want you to forgive me. Frankly, I’d find it patronizing if you did. Because… while I know I was right, you think I’m wrong. Which doesn’t matter… because… I’m in this. I’m in this for the long haul. And I’m in this to finish the race. So if that means I don’t win this one, then fine. I don’t win. You win. I’m talking. See? I’m talking first. You win.”
#106 “Can I have both? Can I be a great surgeon and have a life?”
“Dr. Grey, I need to ask you. Will it get in my way? Can I have both? Can I be a great surgeon and have a life? Because there is this man who just asked me to marry him and I know you tried to have both, but you split up with Meredith’s dad. And I know this is none of my business.”
#105 “Hey! What was the site like? Was it gory? Was it a trauma bonanza? Obviously terrible.”
The ferryboat accident that sends Seattle Grace scurrying.
#104 “If I murdered someone she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor.”
Cristina: “This… this is not about getting her approval, it’s about…”
Cristina: “Telling her makes it, makes it. If I murdered someone she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor.”
Preston: “Okay, now you’re likening someone here to a corpse. I’m done.”
Cristina: “She’s my person.”
Cristina grapples with telling Meredith about her engagement to Burke.
#103 “Nobody, meaning me, needs to hear George’s rendition of ‘SexyBack’ at 3 in the morning.”
#102 “Okay, you’ve officially become creepy.”
Colin: “Nothing like a quick ventricular reconstruction to jump start your morning, eh?”
Cristina:”Okay, you’ve officially become creepy. Creepy and… stalking.”
Cristina’s ex professor (and lover!) comes to Seattle Grace.
#101 “Well, you know, I cheated on my boyfriends and I’m fine. I mean, am I the only one?”
#100 “What am I supposed to say? ‘I swear to love and cherish you every moment of everyday of my life?’ I mean, that’s not real. I mean, that’s not how it works, right?”
Cristina trying to get her vows ready in time for the wedding.
#99 “Mama took my eyebrows.”
Burke’s mom got a little too happy with Cristina’s bridal look.
#98 “Oh God, get this off me! Take this off, take this off!”
Cristina: “He’s gone.”
Meredith: “I… I don’t think he’s gone. Uh… his stuff is still here.”
Cristina: “No. No. His trumpet isn’t here. His entire Eugene Foote collection, vinyls and CD’s. His grandmother’s picture was by the bed. His lucky scrub cap was hanging on the door. He’s gone. I’m.. I’m free. Damn it. Damn it, damn it! Oh God, get this off me! Take this off, take this off! I can’t… Help me, help me, help me!”
#97 “I have five rules. Memorize them. Rule number one, don’t bother sucking up. I already hate you. That’s not gonna change.”
Dr. Yang lays down the law with her group of interns.
#96 “Carnage trumps rounds.”
Lexie: “We’re not gonna do rounds?”
Cristina: “Carnage trumps rounds. Three. Write that down. Carnage always trumps rounds.”
Cristina barking at her interns.
#95 “Me so sad!”
Cristina: “Oh I’m not pretending. I’m sad. I’m very sad. Me so sad!”
Alex: “Yes, you tried.”
Cristina: “Hey, forget it. Sad is mine. Go, find your own pretend-emotion.”
A patient the group often ate “lunch” with passes away.
#94 “Oh… great… I’m stuck in the pit taking smack heads and gang bangers with my idiot interns and you’re getting McDreamy’d in the elevator.”
#93 “I’m waiting for how this applied to me.”
Meredith: “I drowned. I was sinking. I died. And you know what I realized? I realized how stupid all of my issues are.”
Cristina: “I’m waiting for how this applied to me.”
#92 “Being aware of your crap and actually overcoming your crap are two very different things.”
#91 “I am painting Burke’s apartment so I can stop calling it Burke’s apartment. A happy color. Red. Like blood.”
#90 “…you used me because of the color of my skin? I mean, you compromised the quality of my education, because of my color. I resent it.”
“But now the day is over. And I’m done. What you did, pulling me off Hahn’s surgery, was an abuse of power. You know, you needed help, okay. But you used me because of the color of my skin? I mean, you compromised the quality of my education, because of my color. I resent it.”
Cristina talking to Bailey after she pulled her away from surgery with Dr. Hahn.
#89 “I was his hand and now I’m a ghost.”
“It is not difficult sir… it is simple. Burke is not here. He’s gone and he’s the better for it. He’s winning the Harper Avery award and being celebrated all over the world. That is not difficult. He’s out there and I’m here where everything is the same. I still live in his apartment, I walk the same halls of this hospital, I wear the same scrubs. It is not difficult. This is where I chose to be. But sir, when his hand was shaking, I performed the surgeries, I kept his secrets, I nursed his pride… you know it and I know it, he knows it. He knows it and yet nowhere in that newspaper article does my name appear. I am the unseen hand to his brilliance. And yet while everything is the same it is very, very different. Now I’m lucky if I get to hold a clamp. Hahn treats me like… I was his hand and now I’m a ghost. That is not difficult… it’s unbearable. Everybody is proud of him… but I’m not… I do not wish him well.”
Cristina talking to Chief Webber after learning about Burke’s Harper Avery award.
#88 “Ugh, you make me sick. Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. There are no teams here, no buddies. You’re on your own. Be on your own.”
“Ugh, you make me sick. Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. There are no teams here, no buddies. You’re on your own. Be on your own.”
Cristina gives Lexie a lesson in hospital life.
#87 “Okay I’ll give you 100 bucks if you talk about something else.”
Meredith: “I mean that’s what happens. You’re married 40 years and then you become a big fat, lying cheater. If 40 years doesn’t make you committed what does? What’s the point? I mean what if I move in with Derek and…”
Cristina: “Okay I’ll give you 100 bucks if you talk about something else.”
#86 “We are not happy, glowy people.”
Cristina, Meredith, and Izzie decide to hang out in the dermatology wing of Seattle Grace.
#85 “Karev gets to work on managled vicitims in the pit and I’m stuck with 300 pounds of bacon?”
Cristina: “Karev gets to work on mangled victims in the pit and I’m stuck with 300 pounds of bacon?”
Owen: “Live bacon, and they better be that way when I get back.”
Cristina gets a crash course in trauma surgery.
#84 “That’s why I do this. It’s also why I win all the contests.”
“My dad died when I was nine. In a car accident, I was with him in the car. While we waited for the ambulance, I tried to keep his chest closed, so he wouldn’t bleed so much. When he died, my hands felt his heart stop beating. That’s why I do this. It’s also why I win all the contests. The patient’s name is Tom.”
Cristina and Owen come to a head when it comes to how she deals with patients.
#83 “Oh my God. She was your girlfriend?!”
Callie: “We had a fight.”
Cristina: “Please. Meredith and I fight all the time. We still work together. It’s not like Hahn was your girlfriend or something. (Long pause) Oh my God. She was your girlfriend?!”
Callie confides in Cristina about her fight with Erica Hahn.
#82 “You know that woman all but kicked me out of the bed?”
Cristina: “Apparently they went backpacking around Europe together or something. Before med school. You know that woman all but kicked me out of the bed?”
Cristina: “And ‘deth’ … Meredith’s name’s not ‘deth.’ It’s ‘Mer’!”
Derek: “I really feel for you.”
Cristina: “I mean she’s never even mentioned this woman. How good a friend could she be?”
Derek: “Good enough to kick us both out of bed.”
Cristina’s a little jealous when Meredith’s friend Sadie Harris comes to visit.
#81 “Who are you to lecture me about doing the right thing!?”
Meredith: “I care about my job! And I care about doing the right thing.”
Cristina: “Who are you to lecture me about doing the right thing!? Are you kidding me? You’re not an attending, Meredith. You may be sleeping with one, but you aren’t one yet.”
Things between Cristina and Meredith get heated after Sadie gets caught doing sutures on herself.
#80 “Did you propose?”
Derek: “She’s in the car. She’s in the car and she won’t stop crying.”
Cristina: “Did you propose?”
Meredith breaks down after attending the execution of William Dunn, a former patient.
#79 “Oh, you’re not gonna do a big thing are you? Like some big, romantic, McDreamy thing. ‘Cause she’d hate that.”
Derek: “Ah, Cristina. Did you tell her about the ring?”
Cristina: “Uh, I don’t wanna talk about your stupid ring.”
Derek: “Good. Don’t.”
Cristina: “Oh, you’re not gonna do a big thing are you? Like some big, romantic, McDreamy thing. ‘Cause she’d hate that.”
#78 “Speak English.”
Meredith: “I didn’t even know Addison had a brother. I mean, you’d think Derek would have said something at some point. Or sang something, while he played his guitar.”
Cristina: “Speak English.”
Meredith: “Well, Derek used to play the guitar.”
Cristina: “Oh. Owen’s ex-fiance is in the hospital. Mmm… his ex-fiance he never told me about.”
#77 “Hunt won’t even look at me, since he went all apocalypse now on me this morning.”
Meredith: “And he just walked out. Without saying a word, he just walked out!”
Cristina: “Hunt won’t even look at me, since he went all apocalypse now on me this morning.”
Derek is on the verge of quitting and Cristina gets hurt during one of Owen’s violent nightmares.
#76 “No, that’s awkward and long. Blow hole’s pithy.”
Izzie: “Why do you care so much?”
Cristina: “Why don’t you? I’m working really hard on this, the least you could do is…”
Izzie: “They were calling the guy blow hole Cristina. Not just the interns, Alex. What are they gonna call me when I’m the patient? Swiss cheese for brains?”
Cristina: “No, that’s awkward and long. Blow hole’s pithy.”
Cristina is trying to help Izzie get a handle on her potentially terminal illness.
#75 “It’s like friends with benefits, without the benefits.”
Meredith: “No,no. That’s okay, I get it. You’ve got the solo surgery and GI Joe. It’s a charmed life. You don’t have time for me.”
Cristina: “I have not had GI Joe. We’ve kissed a couple of times. It’s like friends with benefits, without the benefits.”
Meredith: “Still no sex?”
Cristina: “Mmm mmm, not a charmed life.”
#74 “I really think you should pay rent. But, you know, whatever.”
Cristina: “Why can’t you just tell them you guys broke up? It’s no ones business who you go out with anyway. Right?”
Arizona: “And I will leave you to ponder that.”
Callie: “You really think I should lie?”
Cristina: “I really think you should pay rent. But, you know, whatever. Take care now.”
Callie’s father has cut her off since learning about her relationship with Arizona.
#73 “Do you need me to drug you? Or shave of your eyebrows to numb you into submission?”
Cristina: “BIG DAY! Biggest day of your life!”
Meredith: “Don’t do that! Don’t do the peppy maid of honour thing, it’s creepy!”
Cristina: “Really? Good. Wait… is this like the calm before the storm? Do you need me to drug you? Or shave of your eyebrows to numb you into submission?”
Meredith is getting ready for her big wedding day.
#72 “You can be the best surgeon in the world, but your patients are still gonna die.”
“God, it doesn’t matter how good you are. Or how hard you work. You can do all the research, you can master all the latest techniques, I mean you can be the best. You can be the best surgeon in the world, but your patients are still gonna die. ‘Cause the next day, or the next month, or the next year, you know they’re just gonna get hit by a car. Or find a mole on their back. There’s nothing you can do about it. (Turns to Owen) I don’t want you to die.”
#71 “Way to go dipwad, telling your wife you’re figuring out how to off her.”
#70 “It’s like you come here, and you pull out my icicle, and you make me love you, and I can’t… I don’t want to. I can’t breathe… without you.”
Owen: “You know that I am… I’m so sorry about that.”
Cristina: “Damn it. No, not about the choking. It’s like you come here, and you pull out my icicle, and you make me love you, and I can’t… I don’t want to. I can’t breathe… without you.”
Owen: “You can do this Cristina. We can do this. All you have to do is just meet me half way. All you have to do is say yes. All you have to do is say yes.”
#69 “I hate funerals. Let’s skip it.”
Owen: “Alright, we’ve gotta go to O’Malley’s funeral anyway.”
Cristina: “No. I hate funerals. Let’s skip it. Ah, we can push up ceviches de-bereavement. That’s a good excuse.”
Cristina: “Chopped up fish. Propeller accident. Ceviche. It’s funny.”
Cristina at George O’Malley’s funeral.
#68 “You can sleep in the bathtub.”
Owen: “I don’t wanna hurt you again. My problems they’re real, and this, this makes us real. It makes my problems your problems. I’m afraid. I don’t wanna hurt you again.”
Cristina: “You can sleep in the bathtub.”
Owen and Cristina are trying to figure out how to continue their relationship despite his PTSD.
#67 “What? Anyone else I can offend?”
Lexie: “I’m worried about Clara. She’s depressed, but like a whole new level of depressed. I don’t know what to do.”
Cristina: “Are you talking about Ceviche?”
Lexie: “Oh my god! That’s… that is so rude. Ceviche? That is so… that… it… that… that’s rude. That is SO RUDE!”
Cristina: “What? Anyone else I can offend?”
Cristina and a patient Clara that was caught in a boat propeller.
#66 “No one likes a dead kid. Plus, they’re under anesthesia half the time. How bad can it be?”
Cristina: “I talked to Callie last night about the residents at Mercy West. She said they don’t suck! You’re safe ’cause of Derek. Izzie’s safe cause of cancer. Alex is Bailey’s new favorite. You know even George would have been spared ’cause he’s Owen’s guy. Cardio has been a revolving door around here and no one’s got my back.”
Meredith: “So, Arizona is your cover?”
Cristina: “She’s merger proof! She keeps little kids alive. No one likes a dead kid. Plus, they’re under anesthesia half the time. How bad can it be?”
The Seattle Grace and Mercy West merge.
#65 “I’m Jewish. I’m allowed.”
Cristina: “That list is everything – it is my future. It is my salvation. The list is life.”
Owen: “You’re comparing the merger with Schindler’s List?”
Cristina: “I’m Jewish. I’m allowed.”
The list of people who get to stay after the merger.
#64 “These hands were made for surgery.”
Cristina: “I have good hands. They’re fast. They’re dexterous. They were made to throw ties, and do complex procedures. These hands were made for surgery. Today they should have been deep inside a heart saving a life. Instead, they removed a tick, and pumped a penis.”
Richard: “What’s your point?”
Cristina: “My point? You know what, you should cut me.”
Cristina: “From the program. You have to make more cuts, and I should go. Cause if you can’t give me a brilliant cardiothoracic attending whose willing to teach me, then I can’t get what I need from this hospital. Everyone is scared of losing their job, and so am I. But, if I can’t learn, if I can’t use my gift, then I… I guess that scares me more. That’s my point Sir.”
Cristina struggles with not having a Head of Cardiothoracic surgeon to work with.
#63 “I spent this entire day fighting… and I don’t want to do it anymore.”
“Nothing is happening to me. I don’t know what I’m doing, I’m like chasing after surgeries I don’t care about. Do you know you how long it’s been since I’ve held a heart in my hand? Since I’ve felt that, that joy…that rush? Ya know, I miss Burke. I miss him all day! I miss… it’s not the relationship or the sex, I miss… everyday when he was here, I held hearts. And I got picked, not because of some favoritism but because it was just like… it was right! And I learned, I learned! And I felt seen. And now, you know what, I don’t know what. I spent this entire day fighting… and I don’t want to do it anymore.”
#62 “They’re everywhere and there are more of them than us, and they’re kicking our asses. God, I miss Izzie. We need more ‘uses’, so get back here.”
Cristina trying to deal with the new residents from Mercy West.
#61 “I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy’s page, you took a piece of me, and I let you.”
“Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn’t even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn’t, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn’t Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would’ve married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I’m finally me again, I can’t. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy’s page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.”
Cristina talking to Owen when he asks her to not to answer Teddy’s page.
#60 “I’m a cardiothoracic whore.”
#59 “Was his world made whole because your womb is not empty and dry? Did he cry like a bitch baby?”
Cristina learns about Meredith’s pregnancy.
#58 “I will do my very best work. But please Meredith, I am begging you, sit down and wait.”
Meredith: “He is my husband.”
Cristina: “Do you want me to kill him? ‘Cause is that what you want? I will do my very best work. But please Meredith, I am begging you, sit down and wait.”
Cristina rushes to save Derek’s life when he’s shot.
#57 “I’m not wearing white – its sexist and vaguely racist.”
Cristina doesn’t not want to wear white when she marries Owen.
#56 “I never gave you any crap about your post-it.”
Cristina: “I never gave you any crap about your post-it.”
Meredith: “You look beautiful.”
Cristina’s down home wedding.
#55 “Would you love me if I wasn’t a surgeon?”
Cristina: “Would you love me if I wasn’t a surgeon?”
Owen: “I would love you if you were a plumber, but would you love you if you weren’t a surgeon?’
Cristina: “I don’t know, maybe?”
#54 “I don’t have a sourpuss, this is just my face.”
Cristina: “I don’t have a sourpuss, this is just my face.”
April: “It’s true. That is just her face.”
#53 “I don’t have super special medical powers.”
“People like to say what I did was heroic, but I wasn’t. It was just a thing that I had to do. I think people like to have a hero and it makes them feel better to think that they’re in the middle of that horror that there’s someone special working medical miracles. I don’t have super special medical powers.”
#52 “How are you fine? How are you just completely fine?”
Cristina: “How are you fine? How are you just completely fine? I’m ruined, okay I’m dead. I am wrecked. And you’re just what, walking around babysitting me? As if you didn’t go through the same thing too. Why are you okay?”
Meredith: “I don’t know.”
Cristina: “You know what, you were there too. You were there too with your sad eyes screaming at me to save his life. Telling the guy to shoot you and not giving a crap about yourself or your pregnancy. I didn’t have a choice. And you did that. If it was anyone else on the table, if it was anyone else standing there I would have walked away.”
Meredith: “You could not have walked away.”
Cristina: “I could have walked away and then I wouldn’t be here!”
Cristina is still trying to cope with the hospital shootings that happened last season.
#51 “You cannot help. You can’t help me!”
Cristina: “She doesn’t need to hear an update from me. All she wants is to make sure that I know that she’s afraid and I can’t hear that now because I am scared enough as it is. I was scared when he coded. I’m scared now that he’s stable. I’m scared walking across the lobby. I’m scared all the time.”
Meredith: “Well, let me help you.”
Cristina: “You cannot help. You can’t help me!”
#50 “You might want a hat.”
Callie: “Look at my hair!”
Cristina: “Yeah I sorta can’t believe you let me do that.”
Cristina: “That’s okay. We’ll go to the mall. You might want a hat.”
Cristina got a little too scissor happy with Callie’s hair.
#49 “I didn’t want to be any less than sea-worthy.”
Cristina: “If you mount the rod-holders mid-ship, we can both reach the rods from either end of the boat. After you called last night, I did some research. I didn’t want to be any less than sea-worthy.”
Derek: “It’s a lake.”
Derek decides to take Cristina on a fishing trip to clear her head.
#48 “Med students are like students are like children at the dinner table to be seen and not heard.”
#47 “You’re the one who needs to keep his mouth shut, cabbage patch.”
Cristina getting on Alex.
#46 “I will NOT be taking care of children. That’s what boarding schools are for.”
Cristina’s stance on Meredith’s baby.
#45 “Oh, screw beautiful. I’m brilliant. If you want to appease me, compliment my brain.”
#44 “She looks more like a chicken than a baby.”
Callie: “I need to see my baby.”
Cristina: “She’s mostly tubes and wires. And she looks more like a chicken than a baby. Like a featherless, beakless chicken. You want to wait until she’s cuter.”
Callie: “You’re the worst godmother ever.”
Cristina: “You picked me.”
Callie goes into surgery after being in a car accident.
#43 “I haven’t had sex for like three days and I think it’s giving me super powers. Everything is bright and clear. I am solving problems. No wonder you are so organized, you have virgin super powers.”
April gets a compliment from Cristina…sort of!
#42 “You should find some skanky intern to love you because next time you’re in a burning building, no one is handing you a glass of water.”
“You know, she’s the only one who ever gave a rat’s ass about you, and now you might have destroyed her career. You should find some skanky intern to love you because next time you’re in a burning building, no one is handing you a glass of water.”
Yang love advice to Alex.
#41 “I wish I wanted a kid, I wish I wanted one so bad.”
#40 “I don’t know, they fired her. Maybe she’s putting anthrax in Karev’s locker.”
Derek: “Yang, where’s Meredith?”
Cristina: “I don’t know, they fired her. Maybe she’s putting anthrax in Karev’s locker.”
#39 “Are you guys the slow class?”
#38 “How small are your balls?”
Cristina: “How small are your balls?”
Alex: “Meredith didn’t talk to me for weeks for messing up her life. The balls are pretty small.”
#37 “All dressed up and no place to go.”
A heart transplant doesn’t go as planned.
#36 “I wasn’t mugged by a baby, I just don’t want kids!”
#35 “Can you stop screwing my husband?”
Emily: “Dr. Yang, can I do anything?”
Cristina: “Can you stop screwing my husband?”
Cristina suspects Owen is getting his love someplace else.
#34 “I’m supposed to be studying for my boards, the most important exam of my life. And instead, I’m locked in the bathroom crying over a boy.”
#33 “They don’t, unless you’re me. A God.”
Jackson: “Since when do they bribe residents?”
Cristina: “They don’t, unless you’re me. A God.”
#32 “My guy’s a freaking fossil. The last time he was in an OR, it was lit by candles.”
Cristina and the boards.
#31 “If there is one thing that I have learned with the bombs and guns to my head and busses running down my friends, is that I am not interested in dying!”
Cristina’s plane crashes in the middle of the wilderness.
#30 “I have PTSD so I’m not reliable!”
Meredith: “Do you think my husband is dead?”
Cristina: “I don’t know, maybe. But I have PTSD so I’m not reliable!”
The best friends can’t find Derek after the crash.
#29 “I looked back and all I could see was freakin’ sky!”
#28 “I wish you could see the surgery I am watching. It is a train wreck.”
Cristina takes off to Minnesota for a change in hospital scenery.
#27 “You are my person. You will always be my person.”
Cristina recovering from the crash.
#26 “Pop Pop has an enlarged heart. He can’t have a tater tot hot dish.”
Cristina talking about Doctor Thomas.
#25 “Considering your age, that’s saying something.”
Dr. Thomas: “This is the biggest aneurysm I have ever seen.”
Cristina: “Considering your age, that’s saying something.”
#24 “Since many of you will wash out or be fired, I won’t waste time learning your names for at least a year. I will call you by your dwarf names. [To Shane] You, happy. You… Mousey.”
Cristina welcomes her new set of interns.
#23 “They’re pathetic.”
Meredith: “Just look at them they’re so… fresh and shiny.”
Cristina: “Laughing, talking. It’s pathetic. They’re pathetic.”
#22 “Jackson is like a cookie.”
Cristina: “Are you still pining over Jackson?”
April: “No. God. No. Why? Is he seeing someone?”
Cristina: “April, April… Jackson is like a cookie. People want to lose weight, they don’t eat the cookie. But then they get so hung up on not having the cookie that their whole life is about the cookie.”
#21 “Stay strong, dopey. You can do it.”
Shane: “I can’t lie. I’m no good at it. They’ll see right through me.”
Cristina: “Stay strong, dopey. You can do it.”
#20 “Can your mind be blown on your own time?”
Cristina as the new member of the hospital board.
#19 “You know, I am supposed to be prepping for a major transplant, and Callie’s left me with an OR board that’s like a Rubik’s cube.”
“You know, it’s like everyone has gone crazy. Owen and Derek are at each other’s throats. Avery’s on some kind of power trip. You know, I am supposed to be prepping for a major transplant, and Callie’s left me with an OR board that’s like a Rubik’s cube.”
#18 “You know, I’ll talk to it when I see it.”
Meredith: “The sound of my voice only makes it kick harder. For some reason, Derek can calm it down. Maybe you can, too.”
Cristina: “You know, I’ll talk to it when I see it. When she gets her first period. I’ll take that off your plate. Or if it has a penis, I’ll tell him not to think with it.”
Meredith trying to get Cristina to talk to her baby.
#17 “I’ll get only German nannies. They’re super organized.”
Cristina: “Of course I’ll take Zola and fetus.”
Meredith: “That’s what I told Derek.”
Cristina: “You’re not shipping them off to Ohio or wherever his stupid sisters are from.”
Meredith: “I knew you would say that.”
Cristina: “I will oversee the most competent herd of child care professionals ever. I’ll get only German nannies. They’re super organized.”
Cristina embracing her godmother responsibilities.
#16 “Figures you go into labor in the middle of a super storm.”
#15 “Am I enough, Owen? Do you really believe I’ll be enough?”
#14 “Owen and I… [sighs] Oh, you know, I don’t even know what to call it. Ended it? Broke up? I feel like I’m gonna die.”
#13 “When you’re making these decisions for me, give my heart at least 24 hours to recover before you cut me stem to stern.”
Cristina: “You’re the one who has to decide what Richard would want. Wouldn’t want to be you.”
Cristina: “But to be clear, when you’re making these decisions for me, give my heart at least 24 hours to recover before you cut me stem to stern.”
Meredith has to make some major medical decisions on Richard Webber’s behalf.
#12 “Does she ever sleep with you? Did you guys have sex and it was awful? Was she awful? Were you awful and now you’re so ashamed you can’t even look at her? Was it weird? Is she a man? Oh, secret penis?!”
Cristina prying into Alex’s love life.
#11 “It’s like when we were interns. This is so much fun! Stealing surgeries, playing dirty…”
#10 “Mer, your boobs are exploding. Go pump.”
#9 “How dare you say I am the same person I was when I got here, before I knew Burke and Owen and you.”
“How dare you say I am the same person I was when I got here, before I knew Burke and Owen and you. Your life looks different because it’s filled with houses and husbands and kids. And my mine looks the same, but I’m not. I’ve changed. I’m doing this alone. And that’s… that’s just as hard as what you’re doing. But I thought I would at least have you.”
Meredith and Cristina are on the outs.
#8 “I never said that! But you said I was a terrible person over and over because I don’t agree with you. Because I’m committed to my work. Because I don’t want a baby? When did I become such a monster to you?”
Cristina and Mer’s friendship is on the rocks.
#7 “So, what’s this I hear about you being an idiot?”
Cristina: “So, what’s this I hear about you being an idiot? You broke up with her? She was it, Owen. The picket fence, a dozen kids, fresh baked goods.”
Owen: “I don’t want to talk about that, okay?”
Cristina: “Because you’re dumb?”
#6 “Do you know who you are? Do you know what’s happened to you? Do you want to live this way?”
Cristina contemplates the different routes her life can take.
#5 “You can’t repair the mamba without moving with the mambo.”
#4 “I don’t wanna be here alone. You should be here. We should be drunk. Why aren’t we drunk?”
“Mer? I made a mistake. I don’t wanna be here alone. You should be here. We should be drunk. Why aren’t we drunk? And I want Owen here. He could, like, you know, hold my purse, and tell me things and oh my God… Tell me to wear deodorant. I forgot deodorant and now I stink and…”
Cristina at the Harper Avery dinner.
#3 “What’s the point? What’s the point of anything?”
Cristina learns why she didn’t win the Harper Avery.
#2 “You don’t know me anymore. I see that your life has moved on, and i want that you know that mine too.”
Burke courts Cristina for a new position at his hospital in Zurich.
#1 “Okay, now we dance it out.”
“Don’t let Owen get all dark and twisty. Take care of him. And Alex, take care of Alex. He needs to be mocked at least once a day or he’ll be insufferable. Don’t get on any tiny little planes that can crash or stick your hand in a body cavity that has a bomb in it or off your life to a gunman. Don’t do that. Don’t be a hero. You’re my person. I need you alive. You make me brave. Okay, now we dance it out.”
Cristina’s goodbye speech before her and Meredith dance it out one last time.