sabato 30 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x21 Moment of truth

Meredith: Picture this: you've spent the past five years of your residency training to become a surgeon. But those five years suddenly don't matter the only thing that matters , the only thing between you and the rest of your career, is a test in a random hotel in a random city with a random examiner asking you random questions. Nervous? You should be.
Kindergarten, high school, college, med school, residency. It all leads to this moment. Some people can crack under the pressure. Others thrive. Either way. There's nothing left to do. No more studying, no more preparing. Like it or not, the moment has arrived. The only thing left for you to do is show up.

giovedì 28 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x20 The girl with no name

Meredith: When you're a kid, you always want things to stay the same. The same teacher, the same house, the same friends. Being a surgeon is no different. You get used to the same attendings, same scrub nurses, same hospital. Of course, that all changes the minute fifth year comes around, and you have to find a new job.
It's one of those things people say you can't move on until you've let go of the past. Letting go is the easy part. It's the moving on that's painful. So sometimes we fight it, try and keep things the same. Things can't stay the same, though. At some point, you just have to let go, move on. Because no matter how painful it is very serious. In fact, it's my top choice. It's the only way we grow.

martedì 26 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x19 Support System

Meredith: Every little kid knows the words to the song: "The foot bone's connected to the leg bone. The leg bone's connected to the knee bone". In med school you learn, it's a little more complicated than that. But still... The song's not wrong. Everything is connected. The foot bone's connected to the leg bone. The leg bone's connected to the knee bone. And if you take one piece out the rest just falls apart.
The human body is made up of systems that keep it alive. There's the one that keeps you breathing, and the one that keeps you standing. The one that makes you hungry, and the one that makes you happy. They're all connected. Take a piece out and everything else falls apart. And it's only when our support systems look like they might fail us that we realize how much we've depended on them all along.

domenica 24 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x18 The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Meredith: We have a phrase in the operating room: "Don't pet the lion.". It means, no matter how nice a tumor looks, how small it is, how perfect its margins may be, it's still a tumor. It's still dangerous. And it can bite.
We've all heard the warning, and we've ignored them. We push our luck. We roll the dice. We play with fire. It's human nature, when we're told not to touch something, we usually do, even if we know better. Maybe because, deep down, we're just asking for trouble.

venerdì 22 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x17 One step too far

Meredith: We're trained to be vigilant to chase down the problem, to ask all the right questions, to find the root cause, until we know exactly what it is. And we can confront it. It takes an extreme amount of caution. Or we can overstep ourselves. We can create problems where none exists.
Our intentions are always pure. We always want to do what's right. But we also have the drive to push boundaries. So we're in danger of taking things too far. We're told to "do no harm" while we're trained to cut you open with a knife. So we do things when we should have left well enough alone. Because it's hard to admit when there's no problem to treat, to let it alone. Before we make it so much worse. Before we cause such terrible damage.

mercoledì 20 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x16 If only you were lonely

Meredith: As surgeons, we're trained to consult with each other, to get opposing views. We even encourage patients to seek second opinions. But why seek a second opinion when you know that you're right? 'Cause if we're honest with ourselves. Surgeons are more like cowboys. We're more likely to go it alone.
You can seek the advice of others. Surround yourself with trusted advisors. But in the end, the decision is always yours and yours alone. And when it's time to act, and you're all alone with your back against the wall, the only voice that matters is the one in your head. The one telling you what you probably already knew. The one that's almost always right.

lunedì 18 giugno 2012

Grey's Aanatomy Quotes: 8x15 Have you seen me lately?

Meredith: When you've tried everything but that headache won't go away, you can't stop coughing, the swelling won't go down, that's when you turn to a professional. As surgeons, we spend years developing skills of perception that allow us to see exactly what the problem is. Trouble is, sometimes all that time spent developing those skills of perception can leave a person with an extremely narrow point of view. And how are you supposed to argue with someone who has science on their side?
We may not like it. But it really is important to stop every once in a while, get out of your own head,and see the bigger picture. Actually finding out that you've been looking at things all wrong can be sort of liberating and suddenly you see new potential, new possibilities. Where you'd never seen them before. And that's all fine when a hopeless situation suddenly looks good. Unfortunately. Sometimes it goes the other way.

sabato 16 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x14 All you need is love

Meredith: There are times in our lives when love really does conquer all. Exhaustion, sleep deprivation…Anything. And then there are those times when it seems like love brings us nothing but pain. We’re always looking for ways to ease the pain. Sometimes we ease the pain by making the best of what we have. Sometimes it’s by losing ourselves in the moment. And sometimes all we need to do to ease the pain is call a simple truce.

venerdì 15 giugno 2012

United States of Tara: prima stagione

Anno: 2008 in produzione
Genere: Commedia
Stagioni: 2
Puntate/Episodi: 12 - 12
Durata episodio: 30 minuti circa
Ideatore: Diablo Cody, Steven Spielberg

Interpreti e personaggi
Toni Collette: Tara Craine
John Corbett: Max Gregson
Brie Larson: Kate Gregson
Keir Gilchrist: Marshall Gregson
Rosemarie DeWitt: Charmaine Craine

giovedì 14 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x13 If/then

Meredith: The baby you have is the baby you were destined to have. It was meant to be. That’s what all the adoption people tell you anyway. I like to think it’s true. But everything else in the world seems so completely random. What if one little thing I said or did could have made it all fall apart? What if I’d chosen another life for myself or another person? We might have never found each other. What if I had been raised differently? What if my mother had never been sick? What if I’d actually had a good father? What if? What if? What if? Your life is a gift. Accept it. No matter how screwed up or painful it seems to be. Some things are going to

martedì 12 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x12 Hope for the Hopeless

Meredith: There's nothing else we can do for you. These are the last words a surgeon wants to tell a patient. Giving up doesn't come easy to us, so we do everything in our power not to. For surgeons, lost cause just means try a little harder. When do you throw in the towel, admit that a lost cause is sometimes just that? There comes a point when it all becomes too much. When we get too tired to fight anymore. So we give up. That's when the real work begins, to find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all.

domenica 10 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x11 This magic moment

Meredith: Have you ever had the starring role in a play? A solo in a recital? All eyes on you. Waiting for you to do what they came to see. Feeling the incredible pressure to perform. There was a time when they used to call operating rooms an operating theater. It still feels like one. Scores of people get ready for the show, the sets are arranged, there are costumes, masks, props, everything has to be rehearsed, choreographed, all leading to the moment when the curtain goes up. You know what they say about Carnegie Hall? There is only one way to get there. If only life was just a dress rehearsal. And we had time for do-overs. We'd be able to practice and practice every moment until we got it right. Unfortunately, every day of our lives is its own performance. It seems like even when we get the chance to rehearse and prepare and practice, we're still never quite ready for life's grand moments.

venerdì 8 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x10 Suddenly

Meredith: Victims of a sudden impact are some of the hardest to treat.
It’s not just the collision that injures them, it’s everything after, the centrifugal force keeps them moving; tossing them from vehicles, throwing them through windshields, slamming their internal organs into the skeleton, their bodies are injured over and over again.
So there’s no way to know how much damage is actually been done until they stop.

You can't prepare for a sudden impact. You can't brace yourself. It just hits you. Out of nowhere. And suddenly, the life you knew before, is over, forever.

mercoledì 6 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x09 Dark Was the Night

Mereidth: I had a terrible day, we say it all the time. A fight with the boss, the stomach flu, traffic. That's what we describe as terrible, when nothing terrible is happening.

These are the things we beg for, a root canal, an IRS audit, coffee spilled on our clothes. When the really terrible things happen, we start begging to god to bring back the little horrors and take away this.
It seems quaint now, doesn't it. The flood in the kitchen, the poison oak, the fight that leaves you shaking with rage.
Would it have helped, if we could see what else was coming. Would we have known that those were the best moments of our lives.

lunedì 4 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x08 Heart-Shaped Box

Mereidth: Say you're in the OR. Repairing a vena cava. When suddenly everything goes to hell. So, you cut this, suture that, and soon that crappy situation is a thing of the past. Too bad you can't meet all of life's challenges with a surgical scalpel. I mean, you could try. But I'm pretty sure that would be considered assault.

It's a little bit horrifying just how quickly everything can fall to crap. Sometimes, it takes a huge loss to remind you of what you care about the most. Sometimes, you find yourself becoming stronger as a result, wiser, better equipped to deal with the next big disaster that comes along. Sometimes, but not always.

sabato 2 giugno 2012

Grey's Anatomy Quotes: 8x07 Put me In, Coach

Mereidth: Surgeons can’t be lazy. The risks are too great. The second we stop pushing ourselves, something terrible happens, something we never see coming.

So we may not always be winners. But we’re not lazy. We take chances. We go for broke. We swing for the fences. And sometimes, yeah, we strike out. But sometimes, you get a home run.