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ADDISON: "I gotta tell you. This group of interns..."
PRESTON: "Emotional."
ADDISON: "Headstrong."
PRESTON: "Hot-headed, stubborn. They think they know everything. You can only give them so much rope before they hang themselves with it. They lose all rationality, they won't listen to reason."
ADDISON: "Jeez, Preston. Don't hold back."

MARK: "One of us is going to be Chief."
PRESTON: "No, no. One of *us* is going to be Chief. But you... no."


DEREK: "I thought you were my friend."
PRESTON: "I thought you were my surgeon."


"You dragged me across the line. You made us a team. You told Shepherd I was fine. You said nobody has to know. I was out there on my own. You made us a team.


DEREK: "This is ridiculous. He's going to kill him."
PRESTON: "Don't be so sure. O'Malley's a scrapper."


"You have two good hands and you aren't using them. Feel guilty about that."


DEREK: "I’m not saying he’s a bad doctor."
PRESTON: "Of course not. I-"
DEREK: "I’m saying he’s like, a bad person. The man has no morality. No ethics."
PRESTON: "Um, there’s no pain, there’s no numbness, but..."
DEREK: "I mean the question is, do we really want our interns learning from somebody like that?"
PRESTON: "Derek. My arm."
DEREK: "Yeah. Oh, it’s good. It’s great. Great range of motion. I can clear you for surgery."


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."


PRESTON: "Dr. Stevens! You coming or going?"
IZZIE: "I'm not sure. You?"
PRESTON: "I'm not sure either."


PRESTON: "Why are you in this line?"
CRISTINA: "It’s the syphilis line."
PRESTON: "You don’t need to be in this line."
CRISTINA: "I don’t?"
PRESTON: "There’s no one else. That surprises you?"
CRISTINA: "Nothing surprises me."
PRESTON: "Do I need to be in this line?"
CRISTINA: "No."
PRESTON: "Okay then."
CRISTINA: "Okay."


PRESTON: "I know you. You don't want to move but I can't always be the one that takes a step. Any more steps and I'm walking away."


"This is a men's room. Either whip one out, or leave."


"You do enjoy crossing the line, don't you?"


PRESTON: "Anything you say in the next 30 seconds is free, starting right now."
MIRANDA: "I think you’re cocky. Arrogant. Bossy and pushy. You also have a God complex and don’t think of anybody but your damn self."
PRESTON: "But, I-"
MIRANDA: "Wait. I still have 23 seconds and I’m not done."


PRESTON: "What the... what the hell is this? Does anybody know what this is?"
MEREDITH: "Oh my God."
PRESTON: "What is it, Grey?"
MEREDITH: "She bit it off-"
PRESTON: "What is it? Spit it out, Grey."
MEREDITH: "That's his.. penis."


"The only person that can keep a promise that big is God, and I haven't seen him holding a scalpel lately."


WOMAN IN RESTAURANT: "Oh my God! Is there a doctor here?"
CRISTINA & PRESTON: "Yes!"


"What do you want? You don't want to go out to dinner. You don't want to meet me in the on call room, and you sure as hell don't want to talk to me. I could pretend that I know, but hey, I don't even have your home phone number. So what do you want!?"


PRESTON: "Never have I questioned a fellow surgeon in their O.R. I never understood what the problem was -- an intern dating an attending -- until today."
CRISTINA: "I'm not used to being wrong."
PRESTON: "I know. But you're an intern. Second guessing a resident? That's not your job."


DEREK: "I don't want to be the guy that killed Bailey's husband."
PRESTON: "I don't want to be the guy who kills us all."


"I am Preston Burke. I am a widely renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon. I am a professional and moreover I am a good, kind person. I am a person that cleans up after himself. I am a great cook. And you? You are an unbelievable slob. A slovenly, angry intern. I am Preston Burke. And you... are the most competitive, guarded, stubborn... the most challenging person I have ever met. And I love you. Why the hell won't you just let me?"


CRISTINA: "What’s up with your hair?"
PRESTON: "Leave the man alone. He’s got issues. If he wants to cut his hair to get over his issues, that’s his business. That's his thing."
GEORGE: "It's my thing!"


PRESTON: "Dr. Shepherd."
DEREK: "Dr. Burke. Hey. We’ve known each other for a while."
PRESTON: "Yes."
DEREK: "We’ve done several successful surgeries together."
PRESTON: "Yes."
DEREK: "Your girlfriend is my ex-girlfriend's best friend."
PRESTON: "Yes."
DEREK: "So, why don’t we call each other by our first names?"
PRESTON: “I don’t think so."
[Later] ADDISON: "Hey, Preston."
PRESTON: "Good to see you, Addison!"
DEREK: "She gets to call you by your first name and I don't?"
PRESTON: "I like her."
DEREK: "You don't like me?"
PRESTON: "No."


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