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Dr. Addison Montgomery (Character)
from "Private Practice" (2007)

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"Private Practice: In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl from Somewhere Else (#1.1)" (2007)
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: I'm changing my life. Now I can walk away angry or I can walk away with your blessing. Either way Richard: I'm going.

Richard Webber: You think you're gonna go there and do what? Wear jeans, walk on the beach, dance in your underwear?
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Maybe I'll dance naked.

Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: It's not like I look bad naked. A lot of man have enjoyed seen me naked, a lot. Well not a lot... I mean... eight... well... eleven.

Dr. Pete Finch: Hey listen, you moving here, it didn't have anything to do with me kissing you did it?
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: What?
Dr. Pete Finch: It's okay, it's just that, well... no it's just a kiss.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: I think that I moved here because you kissed me?
Dr. Pete Finch: It was a good kiss. It was an excellent kiss, by the...
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Stop talking. All right? I did not move here because you kissed me.

Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Shut up, just go in there and do your little Eastern Voodoo thing you do. Let's help that girl have her baby in piece.

William Cooper: You don't take me seriously.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: What?
William Cooper: You think I'm some dumb surfer boy. You think I'm eye-candy. You have no respect for me or my midwifery skills.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: I've total respect for you and your... midwifery skills? Is that even a word? Midwifery?
William Cooper: It's a word! It's definitely a word.

Dr. Pete Finch: Did I or did I not say trust me?
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: You did, and I do... now.

Dr. Violet Turner: We're a team. We're partners Naomi.
Dr. Sam Bennett: You can't just bring somebody in...
Dr. Pete Finch: Without asking us.
Dr. Cooper Freedman: Yeah.
Dr. Sam Bennett: We're democracy, we vote.
Dr. Violet Turner: Yeah, we vote or it doesn't happen.
Dr. Naomi Bennett: You're right, we should have voted. I was wrong.
Dr. Violet Turner: Good. Okay. Let's vote.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Hold on a minute. I have been working here for less than 24 hours and in that time I discovered that I'm not welcome here. I learned that I'm a one man gynie show AND I performed crazy surgery. And Sam saw my bootie. So, this has not been a great day for me. This day kinda sucked. But you know what? I had one patient. One patient- the entire day! And I loved it. So you want me gone? Too bad! I'm in! I'm putting my food down. My foot's down, it's down. I'm not going anywhere. So... yeah, I thought I... I thought I had a big finish but I don't so... I'm done
[she sits down. A few second of silence before Addison gets up again]
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: No NO! I do have a big finish. If I hadn't been here today, if you had someelse than that girl would have died delivering her baby. I saved her life. I saved your asses. I'm a world class Neonatal Surgeon- and I'm here to stay. Welcome to the new Oceanside Wellness
[Addison walks off, everyone stares after her]
Dr. Naomi Bennett: That's why I didn't tell you she was coming.

"Private Practice: In Which Addison Finds the Magic (#1.3)" (2007)
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: It is raining.
Dr. Sam Bennett: You're wet.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Because it is raining. It rains in Seattle were I left my umbrella it does not rain in Los Angeles.
William 'Dell' Cooper: It rains in L.A. It's raining right now.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: [ironic] Really? Right now?

Patient: [talking about her vagina] Oh my god, it's broken. It's broken isn't it?
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: It's not the kind of thing that breaks.

Dr. Pete Wilder: You are talking about sex, aren't you?
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: We are talking about a patient who can't have sex.
Dr. Pete Wilder: You send her my way, I'm gonna get her going.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: You know, this is a very serious issue. This is a women who has needs, who has wants, who needs and wants magic in her life. This is not a dirty little joke, you can make your dirty little jokes about, dirty man.
Dr. Pete Wilder: You don't know me at all. You think you do, but you don't. So, don't call me names.

Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Why is everyone always pushing Pete on me?
Dr Naomi Bennett: Why are you pushing so hard against him?

William 'Dell' Cooper: [gives Naomi a cake] Double Fudge.
Dr Naomi Bennet: [she takes it and is about to walk away. Then she suddently changes her mind and put the cake back on the counter] You know what? Enough with the cake! I don't want your cake. I don't need your cake. I-I didn't ask for your cake. I'm all caked out. You know who's cake I want? I want Sam's cake. I want Sam's cake, but Sam's not baking a cake for me. So could you just...
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Nae...
[she turns to Dell]
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Dell she's... uhm... she's gone off sugar for a while.
William 'Dell' Cooper: [to Naomi] I'm not gonna stop bringing you cake.
[Naomi wants to attack Dell, but Addison and Violet hold her back]
Dr. Violet Turner: [as she and Addison pull Naomi away] Dell, no more cake.
Dr Naomi Bennet: You know, Maya likes Sam better, you are mad at me for bringing you here and this boy is baking cakes at me.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Ok, we are gonna get through this.
Dr Naomi Bennet: We are?
Dr. Violet Turner: Yes, we are all gonna get through this. That's why you have us.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: We are gonna get through this together.
Dr Naomi Bennet: Just, when is something good gonna happen? When is there gonna be a little magic?
Dr Naomi Bennet: Nae that's the unending question.

"Private Practice: In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor... (#1.2)" (2007)
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Tell me that is NOT the girl from last night
Dr. Violet Turner: Cooper's bringing them to work now?
Dr. Naomi Bennett: Oh my god, that's it. He's just crossed the line.
[the watch Sam hugging Ginger]
Dr. Naomi Bennett: Sam just hugged a stripper
Dr. Violet Turner: Oh god, at least with Cooper you know what you have
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Now let's all calm down. Sam is not a dog, he never was. And their could be a totally innocent explanation for this
Dr. Naomi Bennett: For stripper hugging? Give me one! Give me one!
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: [they see Pete and Ginger shaking hands] Like: She's here to see the real dog

Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: Hey! Is that stripper still in your office?
Dr. Pete Finch: Entertainer, not stripper. And yes.
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: And she's been in there all day? Why?
Dr. Pete Finch: We're trying a few different techniques
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: [laughing] Yeah, I'm sure you are. You know what? Noami does not need Ginger throw in her face
Dr. Pete Finch: Noami is a big girl. She can handle this
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: But she doesn't have to that's why i'm here
Ginger: [from inside is office] Pete, is it supposed to feel tingly?
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: [mockingly copies Ginger] Pete is it supposed to feel... you know what? Go! Go do take care of your poor little stripper girl and her tigeling
Dr. Pete Finch: Entertainer! And why are you so angry at me? Cooper the one...
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: [interrupting him] I am trying to take care of my friend and Cooper is bad. But you are worse and you know why? Because you're slippery. Yeah, you walk around pretending to be all soulful but you don't take the heat. You just do whatever you wanna do and you evade, evade, evade.
Dr. Pete Finch: You want me to kiss you again
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: NO!
Dr. Pete Finch: Okay

Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: I'll get you a tissue
Dr. Charlotte King: I'm fine
Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery: It's okay. It's been a big day
Dr. Charlotte King: Montgomery, I'm chief to over 200 physicians. You call this big day? This place is making you soft

"Grey's Anatomy: I Am a Tree (#3.2)" (2006)
Dr. Addison Shepherd: [Talking to Izzie drunk] Did you hear about the slutty sex your slutty friend had with my super slutty husband?

Dr. Addison Shepherd: I am desirable Amanda.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Miranda.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Right.

"Grey's Anatomy: As We Know It (#2.17)" (2006)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [Asking for Meredith] Where is she?
Dr. Richard Webber: She's right here.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Derek, you're okay... oh... it's going to be okay...
Adele Webber: [to Dr. Webber] That is not the she he was asking for.

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: A what?
[she is paged due to the code black herself]
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Code Black? Code Red, Code Blue, Code White. I never had a code Black. Dr Shepherd?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Just go back to you locker room and wait for your resident to give you instructions
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: We don't have a Resident
Dr. George O'Malley: What's going on?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Is it something bad?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: [Addison does't answer until the elevator stops and they can see the chaos at the 3rd floor] Yeah it's something bad.

"Grey's Anatomy: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (#2.1)" (2005)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Addison, what are you doing here?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Your hair is different
Dr. Derek Shepherd: A lot of things are different
Dr. Addison Shepherd: It's longer, I like it, it's very Russell Crowe
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What are you doing here?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: What are you doing here? You just pick up and leave everything, your house, your practice, your friends. You had a life in Manhattan.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Had
Dr. Addison Shepherd: And now you have a girlfriend in Seattle. She seems... sweet.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: The ice you're on... thin.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: She's young. That whole wide-eyed "ooh, he's a brain surgeon" thing happening, but still sweet. Which is what you were going for, right? The anti-Addison.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: If you came here to win me back, you can forget about it.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: did. I flew all the way across the country to reminisce over wedding photos, get drunk, fall into bed, and make you realize you can't live without me. Relax, Derek, I'm here for work. I'm helming the T.T.T.S. case you guys admitted last week. And after Richard's briefing...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Richard knew you were coming out here?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: He asked me to come. Didn't he tell you?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: No, he didn't.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Hmm, well, surprise.The hair though, you know I've always had a thing for Russell Crowe

Dr. Derek Shepherd: That took a lot of nerve...
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Oh, come on.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Requesting Meredith...
Dr. Addison Shepherd: She came highly recommended.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Right.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: So you don't recommend her?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: No, I did not say that.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Just not for her medical skills.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Oh, would you shut up.

"Grey's Anatomy: Blues for Sister Someone (#2.23)" (2006)
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Dr. Karev ...
Dr. Alex Karev: No offense, but I have no interest in Obstetrics or Gynecology, Dr. Shepherd. So if you want to throw me off the case, feel free.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Dr. Karev, I may be a board certified OB/GYN, but I also have fellowships in Maternal-Fetal medicine and Medical Genetics *and* am one of the foremost neonatal surgeons in this country. When you can top that, you can mouth off. Until then, you will do your job and you will do it right. Which at this point in time means you keep your mouth shut unless I give you permission to open it. Understood?
[beat of silence]
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Understood?
Dr. Alex Karev: Oh, are you giving me permission now?

Dr. Addison Shepherd: I need an intern now.
Dr. Alex Karev: I don't do vagina. Not as a doctor anyway.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Oh. back talk. You know what? You just bought yourself a case.

"Grey's Anatomy: Yesterday (#2.18)" (2006)
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Put the ice on your hand.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: My hand is fine.
Dr. Richard Webber: Put the damn ice on your two million a year hand. Now, would someone tell me what the hell happened?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: That was Mark.
Dr. Richard Webber: Who's Mark?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: He and Derek used to work together back in New York. And they, we, were all close friends. Until Derek found us in bed together.
Dr. Richard Webber: Did you put your weight behind it?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yes sir.
Dr. Richard Webber: Well, alright then.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What the hell is he doing here?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: I have no idea.

Dr. Mark Sloan: Aw c'mon, you're not even a little bit happy to see me?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Go home. Whatever you came to do, just drop it and leave.
Dr. Mark Sloan: Hey, we all made mistakes Addison. All three of us. But somehow, somehow, I lost my best friend and the woman I loved.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Please, don't say that.
Dr. Mark Sloan: He doesn't know how we felt. He doesn't know you stayed with me after he left? How do you expect to work out a marriage if you can't even be honest with him?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Why are you here?
Dr. Mark Sloan: For one reason. To bring you home. I miss you Addison.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: I'm in love with my husband.
Dr. Mark Sloan: But he's not in love with you. He's in love with that intern. And he's not even trying to hide it. Why would you wanna stick around for that?

"Grey's Anatomy: Make Me Lose Control (#2.3)" (2005)
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Goodmorning... Richard, I like the hat.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Satan speaks.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Actually I prefer to be called 'Ruler of All That is Evil', but I WILL answer to Satan...

Dr. Addison Shepherd: So I'm leaving in the morning.
Dr. Richard Webber: No.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Excuse me?
Dr. Richard Webber: No, I'm not accepting your resignation.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: It's not resignation, Richard, it's notification. I don't officially work for you. I came for one case, I can track the twins progress from New York.
Dr. Richard Webber: What about the preemie?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: I'm letting go of the preemie, you know that. He calls me Satan, Richard.
Dr. Richard Webber: You don't like to hide from a fight.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: It's not a fight, he wins. I'm leaving in the morning

"Grey's Anatomy: Drowning on Dry Land (#3.16)" (2007)
Dr. Addison Shepherd: To be in that condition and have no one who knows you even know. She's all alone, it makes you think. You know? If I went missing would anyone notice I was gone?

Dr. Alex Karev: I would notice.
Dr. Addison Shepherd: What?
Dr. Alex Karev: I would notice... if you were missing. I would notice.

"Grey's Anatomy: What Have I Done to Deserve This? (#2.19)" (2006)
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: [appears to be physically uncomfortable] Miranda, I need a consult.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: [Addison is on the exam table with her legs in the stirrups as Dr. Bailey appears to be looking at Addison's genital area] Oh no.
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: Please don't say that.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Addison, I'm so,so sorry. You have poison oak... where nobody wants to have poison oak.

Dr. Miranda Bailey: [Miranda is giving Derek instructions as they stand outside from the curtained-off Addison] No moving, no peeking, no pulling the curtain. Just stand there and let her talk to you. Understand?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Is this really necessary?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Do you understand
[speaks more slowly and repeats her sentence]
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Do... you... understand?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I'm not mentally challenged.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: I'm not so sure about that. Let her talk.
[exits room]
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: Stay where you are. Promise. I'm going to show something. You do not get to laugh. You do not get to gloat... I have poison oak.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [slides the curtain aside as Addison rolls up her blanket for Derek to see] What?
[He leans forward to look between her legs]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: You do indeed have poison oak.
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: So are we even yet? Is this bad enough? Have I repaid my debt to society, Derek?

"Grey's Anatomy: It's the End of the World (#2.16)" (2006)
Dr. Meredith Grey: I have a feeling...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I get those!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yeah?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yeah!
Dr. Meredith Grey: And?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: If you wait long enough, it'll pass.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Promise?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I promise.
[Meredith walks away and Derek stands there deep in thought]
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Hey! What are you doing?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Waiting for it to pass...

"Grey's Anatomy: 17 Seconds (#2.25)" (2006)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: What do you want Addison?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: I want you to care. I sleep with your best friend and you walk away. He comes here from New York and rubs it in your face, and still you get a good night's sleep. What do I have to do? Oh, I know. Maybe I should sleep with the vet, because that's what it seems to take to send you into a blind rage. But wait, that won't work either because I'm not Meredith Grey!

"Grey's Anatomy: Tell Me Sweet Little Lies (#2.14)" (2006)
Dr. Addison Shepherd: You do know what bed rest is, don't you?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Yeah, hell.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [hands her a package] Here, books and movies. It's form all of us.
[Bailey gives her a look]
Dr. Miranda Bailey: [topping the elevator door with her foot] I may be 47 months pregnant, I may be on bed rest, I may not be able to see my own feet. But I am Doctor Bailey. I hear everything. I know everything. I'm watching each and every one of you.

"Private Practice: Love Bites (#3.14)" (2010)
Dr. Addison Montgomery: ...I'm so tired of complicated. Why can't more things be easy?
Dr. Pete Wilder: You know what the problem is? We expect too much. We just expect to be happy. What gives us the right? Well, either that or we try too hard. I mean, I never wanted a kid. I got one. I didn't try for it. I just got one. The best thing that ever happened to me.
Dr. Addison Montgomery: So you think we find happiness by accident?
Dr. Pete Wilder: Maybe.

"Grey's Anatomy: My Favorite Mistake (#3.19)" (2007)
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I had sex last night. With the wrong person. But the thing is, it didn't feel wrong; at the time. It felt like; something was falling into place. So what do I do?
Dr. Addison Montgomery: What am I? The go to person for adultery?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: No. Just, I just don't know what to do.
Dr. Addison Montgomery: You stop. That's what you do.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Are you sure? I mean, how do you know that it didn't feel so right because.... It's God's plan.
Dr. Addison Montgomery: God wants you to be an adulterer?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: God got a virgin pregnant by magic. God is not playing by the rules.

"Grey's Anatomy: Testing 1-2-3 (#3.24)" (2007)
Dr. Addison Shepherd: I am being stalked by pregnant women.
Dr. Callie Torres: You're an obstetrician.

"Grey's Anatomy: Damage Case (#2.24)" (2006)
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Pity. I've got three surgeries on the board. I was gonna ask you to scrub in *but*... I guess you should stay by that pregnant lady's side all day. You see to it, Dr. Bailey?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Krev, go find your patient. Stevens, scrub in on Noah's patella fracture.
Dr. Alex Karev: The She-Shepard just walks in here and pulls me off surgery?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: You burn the She-Shepard, she burns back. Go.

"Grey's Anatomy: Piece of My Heart (#4.13)" (2008)
Dr. Addison Montgomery: Be the change you want to see in life.
[walks away]
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Did you just quote Gandhi to me?

"Grey's Anatomy: Much Too Much (#2.10)" (2005)
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: Dorie, this is Dr. Shepherd, he's our head of neurosurgery.
Dorie Russell: Another Dr. Shepherd?
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: He's my husband actually.
Dorie Russell: Seriously?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Mhmm.
Dorie Russell: Wow, look at you two. Everybody must hate you.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: [with Addison] Oh, you have no idea.

"Grey's Anatomy: Who's Zoomin' Who? (#1.9)" (2005)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Meredith, I'm so sorry!
[looks sympathetic]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Addison... what are you doing here?
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: You would have know if you had botherd to return any one of my phone calls!
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: [introducing herself to Meredith] I'm Addison Shepherd.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Shepherd...
[Meredith looks very sad]
Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd: And you must be the women that's screwing my husband.

"Private Practice: In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole (#1.6)" (2007)
Dr. Addison Montgomery: Angie, you have a disease and you will die, thats the truth. Hiding it from Ray is not going to change that. But the bigger truth, the better truth, is that you are alive now. You're living, and you should get, you should get everything that life has to offer. You should get what you want. You should get to have a child, and a family, and Ray. Just because you're sick doesn't mean you don't get to live your life! Go home, tell Ray the truth, tell him what the future is, and let him decide. A person should get to have a whole life.

"Private Practice: War (#3.21)" (2010)
Dr. Addison Montgomery: I'm a cheater and a husband stealer and I'm barren. Good times.

"Grey's Anatomy: The Other Side of This Life: Part 1 (#3.22)" (2007)
Daly, Tim: What's wrong with flirting?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: What's wrong with it? What's wrong? What's wrong is that I don't have time for it. I am out of time. I missed my chance. And now I only have two eggs left. I might as well have no eggs left. I am egg-less. Naomi says she's dried up, I'm the one who's dried up. I'm all barren and dried up. And I've clearly been wasting my time on men. I mean, I might as well take up hobbies or something. Like needelpoint, or collectiong those little ceramic dolls. Because that's what dried up women do, they do needlepoint. They don't waste their time flirting with men who clearly only want to get laid. They do not waste their time... telling overly personal... information... about their eggs to total strangers, oh my god, I'm sorry.
[She gets up to leave but Pete stops her]
Dr. Addison Shepherd: What are you doing?
Daly, Tim: I'm going to kiss you. I'm going to kiss you with tongue. I'm going to kiss you so you feel it. Ok?
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Ok.
[they kiss deeply and pull apart]
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Why'd you do that?
Daly, Tim: To remind you... that you're not dried up.
[he starts to leave]
Daly, Tim: If you need me to remind you again... let me know.
[he leave]
Dr. Addison Shepherd: Ok.