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Dr. Cristina Yang (Character)
from "Grey's Anatomy" (2005)

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"Grey's Anatomy: The First Cut Is the Deepest (#1.2)" (2005)
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I wouldn't have called you but I can't get hold of a translator. Can you just ask her what's wrong?
Dr. Cristina Yang: No.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Why not?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I grew up in Beverly Hills. The only Chinese I know is from a Mr. Chow's menu. Besides, I'm Korean.

Dr. Cristina Yang: So that's what you do? Kiss McDreamy on your bad days?

Dr. George O'Malley: Who here feels like they have no idea what they're doing?
[in order, George, Izzie, Christina, and Meredith raise their hands]
Dr. George O'Malley: I mean, are we supposed to learning something? Because I don't feel like I'm learning anything.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Except how not to sleep.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You know, it's like there's a wall. The attendings and the residents are over there being surgeons, and we're over here being...
Dr. Meredith Grey: Suturing, code-running, lab-delivering, penis-minders.
Dr. Alex Karev: I hate being an intern.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [during surgery on the rapist who had his penis bitten off by the girl he raped] Not to mention he'll never be able to have sex again.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Oh, too bad.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Shame.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Let's all take a moment to grieve.
[quickly]
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Clamp.

Dr. Miranda Bailey: An intern was reassigned, so he's mine now. Have him shadow you for the day, show him how I do things.
Dr. Alex Karev: Alex Karev. Nice to meet you.
Dr. Cristina Yang: The pig who called Meredith a nurse. I hate you on principle.
Dr. Alex Karev: And you're the pushy, overbearing, kiss-ass. I hate you, too.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh, this should be fun then.

Dr. George O'Malley: Then why didn't you tell me that when I was going on and on about how great it was gonna be?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Because you're George... and I'm Cristina.

Dr. Alex Karev: [whining] My head hurts!
Dr. Cristina Yang: Maybe it's a tumor...
Dr. Alex Karev: Yea, you wish I had a tumor.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Look, I'd rip your face off if it meant I got to scrub in.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Don't people get sick anymore?
Dr. Alex Karev: I mean, how are we supposed to get any O.R. time if everyone's gonna live?

Dr. Cristina Yang: I need a drink, a man, or a massage... or a drunken massage from a man.

Dr. Meredith Grey: [at newborn nursery watching babies; reluctantly] Okay, fine. George and Izzie, you can move into the house...
Dr. George O'Malley: Oh, yes! Yes!
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I can't believe she caved!
Dr. George O'Malley: [touches Meredith's shoulder] Thank you!
Dr. Meredith Grey: [turns to Cristina] I can't believe I caved...
Dr. Cristina Yang: I blame the babies. They make you toxic.

Dr. Meredith Grey: I kissed Derek
Dr. Cristina Yang: You kissed Derek?
Dr. Meredith Grey: In the elevator.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Why'd you kiss him in the elevator?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I was having a bad day. I am having a bad day.
Dr. Cristina Yang: This is what you do on your bad days, make out with Dr. McDreamy?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Well, you know that and carrying around a penis just makes everything seem so shiny and happy

Dr. Cristina Yang: What are you doing?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Oh, you know, just sitting here with my penis.


"Grey's Anatomy: A Hard Day's Night (#1.1)" (2005)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Meredith has just finished a surgery that Cristina wanted to perform] We don't have to do that thing, where you know, I say something, then you say something, and somebody cries, and there's like a moment...
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yuck.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You should get some sleep. You look like crap.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I look better than you.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Not possible.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Do we have to do that thing, where I say something, and then you say something, and then somebody cries and there's like a moment?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yuck.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Good.

Dr. George O'Malley: Maybe I should have gone into geriatrics. No one minds when you kill an old person.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Surgery's hot. It's the marines. It's macho. It's hostile. It's hardcore. Geriatrics is for freaks who live with their mothers and never have sex.
Dr. George O'Malley: I've got to get my own place.

Dr. George O'Malley: 007. They're calling me 007, aren't they?
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens, Dr. Meredith Grey: No one's calling you 007.
Dr. George O'Malley: I was on the elevator, and Murphy whispered '007'.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Okay, how many times are we going to go through this, George? Five, ten? Give me a number or else I'm gonna hit you.
Dr. George O'Malley: Murphy whispered '007', and everyone laughed.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: He wasn't talking about you.
Dr. George O'Malley: Are you sure?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Would we lie to you?
Dr. George O'Malley: Yes!

Dr. Cristina Yang: That's the Nazi?
Dr. George O'Malley: I thought the Nazi would be a man.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I thought the Nazi would be... the Nazi.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Maybe it's professional jealousy. Maybe she's brilliant and they call her a Nazi because they're jealous. Maybe she's nice.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Let me guess - you're the model.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Total 007.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: 007? What's 007?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Licensed to kill.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [Meredith and Cristina are looking for the cause of a patient's seizures] Are you seriously not going to tell me why you won't work with Shepherd?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No. What about infection?
Dr. Cristina Yang: No white count, no CT lesions, no fevers, nothing in her spinal tap. Just tell me.
Dr. Meredith Grey: You can't comment, make a face or react in any way.
[pauses]
Dr. Meredith Grey: We had sex.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Goes back to the medical discussion] What about an aneurysm?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No blood on the CT, no headaches.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Okay, no drug use, no pregnancy, no trauma.
[pauses]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Was he good? I mean, he looks like he'd be good, was it any good?

Dr. Meredith Grey: Only six women out of twenty.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah. I hear one of them is a model. Seriously, that's gonna help with the respect thing?

Dr. Cristina Yang: Katie competes in beauty pageants.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: I know that, but we have to save her life anyway.


"Grey's Anatomy: Winning a Battle, Losing the War (#1.3)" (2005)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Meredith, about Izzie] She's the vice president of fantasyland!

Dr. Meredith Grey: They're everywhere. All the time. Izzie's all perky and George does this thing where he's helpful and considerate. They share food, and they say things, and they move things, and they breathe. Ugh, they're, like, happy.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Kick them out.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I can't kick them out, they just moved in. I asked them to move in.
Dr. Cristina Yang: So what, you're just going to repress everything in some deep, dark, twisted place until one day you snap and you kill them?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yep
Dr. Cristina Yang: That's why we are friends

Dr. Cristina Yang: It kills you, doesn't it?
Dr. Alex Karev: What?
Dr. Cristina Yang: That two women caught the harvest.
Dr. Alex Karev: No, it kills me that anybody got the harvest but me. Boobs do not factor into this equation. Unless, uh, you want to show me yours.
[Meredith and Cristina look at each other]
Dr. Meredith Grey: I'm going to become a lesbian.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Me too.

Dr. Meredith Grey: We are sooooo going to hell. Burke's sending us straight to hell.
Dr. Cristina Yang: On an express train.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh, it's like candy, but with blood. Which is so much better.

Dr. Alex Karev: What are you doing?
Dr. George O'Malley: Hiding. There's this VIP patient - he likes me.
Dr. Alex Karev: That's good, right?
Dr. George O'Malley: He *likes me* likes me.
Dr. Alex Karev: Go for it, man. Get yours. I'm down with the rainbow.
Dr. Alex Karev: [George gives him a strange look] Oh, are you not gay?
Dr. George O'Malley: No.
Dr. Alex Karev: Really? Dude, sorry.
[he walks away as Cristina walks up]
Dr. George O'Malley: Uh, Cristina? Do you... do you think... does Meredith think I'm gay?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Are you?
Dr. George O'Malley: No.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Really?

Dr. Cristina Yang: You should just go into the light already so I can get on another case.


"Grey's Anatomy: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (#2.12)" (2005)
Dr. Preston Burke: I believe there's a mind-body-spirit connection. And if Justin really doesn't want this heart, his body will reject it.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Okay, let me get this straight. You don't just celebrate Christmas... you actually believe in Santa Claus?

Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Justin] So I'm just saying... I think you should decide to live. Live so you can become a doctor, and you can find a way to do heart transplants without someone having to die. Or, live so you can grow up and have kids and... Raise them not to believe in Santa. That would piss your mom off. Just decide to live. Because in your case? Dying really isn't the best revenge.

[Bailey who is pregnant, is rubbing her stomach and has labored breaths as she walks through the halls of the hospital. The interns are talking as they follow her]
Dr. George O'Malley: Look at her belly. She's almost as wide as she is tall.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Are her ankles swollen? Is that why she's waddling?
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: What's gonna happen to us when she goes on leave?
Dr. Cristina Yang: She's going on leave?
Dr. Meredith Grey: What do you think happens when people push babies out of their vagina?
[George laughs]
Dr. George O'Malley: Do you think we're going to get a new resident?
Dr. Alex Karev: Nah. They'll probably just let us wander around unattended. See how much damage we can do.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Yeah, well, you would know.
[Enthusiastic]
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Hey, guys, we should all get together and get Bailey a Christmas gift for the baby, or we could, um, organize some sort of Secret Santa thing.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Okay, listen Tiny Tim, you can take your...
[George and Meredith move in next to each other to block Cristina from Izzie]
Dr. George O'Malley: Sounds great.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Secret Santa sounds great, Izzie.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Okay.
[turns around and leaves]
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: [Cristina has an appalled look on her face]
Dr. Meredith Grey: We're being supportive.

[Alex is mock-examining Cristina, and is basically fondling her chest]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Okay, the way you're grabbing me now, that's assault.
[Straightens out his fingers]
Dr. Cristina Yang: This... is an exam. Pads.
[Moves his hand on her chest properly]
Dr. George O'Malley: [George walks in] What... What the hell? Does Izzie know... Does Burke know about this?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Unbunch your panties, George. We're helping Alex study.
[to Alex]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Do it.
[Alex continues examining her chest]
Dr. George O'Malley: I can't hear you when his hand is on your boob.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Take your hand off my boob, Alex.
[Alex moves his hand off her chest]
Dr. George O'Malley: Thank you. Study for what?
Dr. Alex Karev: Shut it, Yang.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Alex failed his boards.
Dr. George O'Malley: Seriously?
Dr. Alex Karev: I failed one part of one board. That's it.
Dr. George O'Malley: Still, that's pretty embarrassing.
[Stifles a laugh]
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Cristina's pager beeps] Hey, he's all yours, Georgie. Do your worst.
[Cristina leaves]
Dr. George O'Malley: You're not giving me a rectal. Do not ask me to cough.

Dr. George O'Malley: [Following Izzie up a staircase] Izzie, would you, wait?
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: I say I like the guy, and you can't stop hating him.
Dr. George O'Malley: Izzie...
[Still following her through the hospital]
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Then as soon as he screws me over, you're his new best friend.
Dr. George O'Malley: Izzie. He failed his boards. This is important.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: He cheated on me!
[George & Izzie run into Meredith]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Busted?
Dr. George O'Malley: Yeah, busted.
Dr. Meredith Grey: His exam is tomorrow.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: You're in on this too? He cheated on me! God!
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Carrying a small Christmas tree out of a patient's room] Told you she'd find out.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Oh, of course you're in on it.
Dr. George O'Malley: She let him touch her boobs!
[Cristina hits George with the tree]
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: He cheated on me with George's skanky syph nurse!
Dr. George O'Malley: That is just plain rude!

Dr. Meredith Grey: We know, he cheated on you! That's why we let you turn the living room into Santa's freaking Village.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: What?
Dr. Meredith Grey: We're not big on holidays. You know that. We're trying to be supportive because you're having a hard time. But right now, Alex, he's having a harder time.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Why does everyone care what kind of time Alex is having?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Because he's dirty Uncle Sal.
[They all look at her strangely]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Sorry?
Dr. George O'Malley: You lost me.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [Thinking they'll catch on... ] Dirty Uncle Sal. Who embarrasses everyone at family reunions, and who can't be left alone with the teenage girls, but you invite him to the picnic anyway.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Sorry, what?
Dr. George O'Malley: Still lost.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I have a mother who doesn't recognize me. As far as family goes, this hospital, you guys are it. So, I know you're pissed at Alex, but, maybe you could try to help him anyway. Sort of like the spirit of this holiday you keep shoving down everybody's throats.
[Izzie and Meredith walk off in opposite directions]
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Disdainfully, to George] You...
[Turns away with the tree]
Dr. George O'Malley: What?
Dr. Cristina Yang: "Boob"?


"Grey's Anatomy: Death and All His Friends (#6.24)" (2010)
Dr. Cristina Yang: April, come on. We're taking Derek down to the O.R. Teddy, she's in the O.R. She can save him. Come on.
Dr. April Kepner: I saw on "Oprah" or somewhere that if you tell them personal details about yourself, they're less likely to kill you.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Kepner, get up! Come on. Come on! Just follow me.

Dr. Cristina Yang: It's creepy quiet down here.
Dr. April Kepner: He's down here.
Dr. Cristina Yang: No. He's not down here.
Dr. April Kepner: Oh, God, he's down here and he's gonna come out and shoot us.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [frees herself from April's grip] Will you shut up? You're freaking me out and I don't have time to be freaked out right now. Mer is a mess, Derek is a mess, you are a mess and I am in charge. And I say that no one is down here.
Dr. Jackson Avery: [opens up a door which makes April and Cristina jump] You're not supposed to be walking around down here.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Damn it, Jackson.
Dr. Jackson Avery: Is that your blood? Are you okay?
Dr. Cristina Yang: No. No... I'm fine. I'll go get Altman.
Dr. Jackson Avery: Altman's not down here.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Go get Hunt then.
Dr. Jackson Avery: They left.
Dr. Cristina Yang: What, they left? Okay, you know what? Someone just shot Derek. He's got a GSW to the chest and he needs surgery right now. Tell me there is an attending on this floor.
Dr. Jackson Avery: [looks at Cristina] April, in the OR behind there are two OR nurses and an anesthesiologist. Get them. Tell them to set up for a cardiac procedure.
Dr. April Kepner: What... what why? If we don't have a surgeon, what are we going to do?
Dr. Jackson Avery: [looks at Cristina] We have a surgeon.
Dr. April Kepner: Who's going to operate on Dr. Shepherd?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I am.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: Get out of here, Meredith before he shoots you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Do not die. Do you understand? I can't live without you. If you die, I die.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I called the police.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Oh, good, they're coming.
Dr. Cristina Yang: M... Mer... Mer, they're not gonna get here. They're not coming for us. They're not gonna get here in time. Oh, God... Mer, w-what are we gonna do?
Dr. Meredith Grey: [to Derek] I picked you! I choose you. You don't die on me!
Dr. Cristina Yang: Derek needs surgery. What do we do?
Dr. Meredith Grey: [to Derek] You stay awake. Stay awake! Derek! Derek, stay awake!

Dr. Owen Hunt: [when Gary Clark has a gun at Cristina's head] Hey! That is the woman I love. If you shoot her, if you touch her, then I will kill you!
Gary Clark: [points the gun at Owen] And I said stay back! Or maybe I shoot you first. I shoot you and then I shoot her and then I shoot Shepherd. Is that what you want?
[Owen shakes his head]
Gary Clark: I didn't come here for this. My wife is dead. He's responsible. I came here for justice. An eye for an eye. The only person I want in this room is Shepherd. Now back off!
[points gun back at Cristina]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Please...
Dr. Meredith Grey: [walks in the OR] Shoot me.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Meredith...
Dr. Meredith Grey: You want justice, right? Your wife died, I know what happened. Derek told me the story. Lexie Grey is the one that pulled the plug on your wife, she's my sister. Dr. Webber, he was your wife's doctor. I'm the closest thing he has to a daughter and the man on the table, I'm his wife. If you wanna hurt them, the way that you hurt, shoot me. I'm your eye for an eye.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Meredith.
[Gary points his gun at Meredith and walks towards her]
Dr. Meredith Grey: [to Cristina] You tell Derek that I love him and that I'm sorry.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Meredith... Wait! Wait, wait, wait... She's pregnant. You wouldn't shoot a woman who's pregnant? Please.
[Owen charges Gary and Gary shoots Owen]

Dr. Jackson Avery: [about Mr. Clark] Raise your hands. Trust me, raise your hands. He's going to shoot again, raise your hands!
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm... I'm stopping, I'm stopping.
Dr. Meredith Grey: No!
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Mr. Clark] See? I've stopped.
Dr. Jackson Avery: Listen to me. In a few seconds, his heard is going to pump all the blood into his chest and stop beating. You'll see it on the monitor. Just wait. Wait for it. Watch the monitor and wait for it.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [sobbing] Please don't stop!
Dr. Jackson Avery: [to Meredith] Shut up!
Dr. Meredith Grey: [sobbing] No, no.
[Derek's monitor flatlines]
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, Derek! No, no, no.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Mr. Clark] See? It's over. It's over, he's dead. It's over.
[Meredith drops to her knees, sobbing and Gary walks out of the operating room. Jackson reattaches the monitor lines to Derek]

Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Meredith] Mer, is Owen dead? Dr. Grey, is Owen dead?
Dr. Meredith Grey: He's... he's alive, he's unconscious, but he's alive.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Take Owen to the O.R across the way and take that bullet out and get April to help you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Cristina...
Dr. Cristina Yang: I can't talk right now. I'm trying to save your guy. Now please go try save mine.


"Grey's Anatomy: Free Falling (#8.1)" (2011)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Meredith] I wish I wanted a kid. I wish I wanted one so bad because then this would be easy. I would be happy. I'd have Owen and my life wouldn't be a mess, but I don't. I don't want a kid. I don't wanna make jam, I don't wanna carpool, and I really, really, don't wanna be a mother. I wanna be a surgeon and please, get it. I need someone to get it. And I wish that person was Owen and that any minute he'd get it and show up for me, but that's not gonna happen and you're my person, and I need you to be there at 6:00 tonight to hold my hand because I am scared, Mer, and sad because my husband doesn't get that. So, I need you to.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Meredith] Did he talk to you?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, he won't even look at me.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Ah, you tampered with his clinical trial. He thinks it's kinda unforgivable.
Dr. Meredith Grey: It was for Adele and the Chief...
Dr. Cristina Yang: I... I know you regret that you messed up his trial, but not what you did. I know. You don't have to defend yourself to me. I'm kind of unforgivable myself, remember?
Dr. Meredith Grey: But you're not. Not yet, at least. Have you told him?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I call him, he doesn't pick up. He sees me, he walks away, okay? I'm not gonna yell, "I didn't get the abortion yet" down the hallway.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Well, so are you going to go through with it? Or are we gonna sit there again and not get the abortion?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Tonight. Six o'clock. I'm doing it. Now, I gotta go suck up to Teddy.

Dr. Teddy Altman: [to Cristina] Oh, God. What is she doing here?
Dr. Cristina Yang: [looks around] I'm sorry? Wh...?
Dr. Teddy Altman: It's what you're thinking. I mean you thought I'd run away to Germany and you wouldn't have to see me again which was a relief after all the drama we've been through in the last year. I'm right. Tell me I'm right.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I...
Dr. Teddy Altman: Okay, so here's the deal, I'm here and I'm in a happy place and I'm done with drama, so if you wanna learn, I wanna teach.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [looks shocked] Great.
Dr. Teddy Altman: Yay.

Dr. Meredith Grey: [looks at Alex] The Chief fired me.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Alex] You son of a bitch. I mean, are you happy now? Because this is all because of you.
[starts shoving Alex]
Dr. Cristina Yang: You and your big fat stupid mouth.
Dr. Alex Karev: Get off.
[Cristina continues to shove him]
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Kepner, control your people.

Dr. Meredith Grey: April, I need you to reassign these cases.
Dr. April Kepner: Uh, Yang, take over Meredith's cases.
Dr. Cristina Yang: No.
Dr. April Kepner: Cristina.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm with Altman and Meredith should keep her cases.
Dr. April Kepner: I am your chief resident and you have to do what I say.
Dr. Meredith Grey: April, it's fine. I can wait. Just assign them when you have a minute.
[April walks off]
Dr. Cristina Yang: You're just gonna give up?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I was fired.
Dr. Cristina Yang: So what are you going to do about it? You have to go talk to the board.
Dr. Meredith Grey: The board fired me.


"Grey's Anatomy: How Insensitive (#6.21)" (2010)
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Jokes. Don't make jokes about patients. Not in front of them, not even in private. Yang?
Dr. Cristina Yang: What if the joke is really funny?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: It's not. Neither was that one.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Now I understand the sensitivty training.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah, no fat jokes.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Yang, you're off the case.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I said no fat jo...
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Goodbye

Dr. Charles Percy: I'm terrible at coming up with metaphors. I can never come up with them.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Why? Because you're as dumb as a box of hammers?
Dr. Charles Percy: See, that's a good one. You're an ass, but that was a good one.

Kelly Temple: [to Cristina about her mother's condition] What happens if she dies?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, we'll talk about that if it happens.
[slaps down on the cards for the card game they're playing]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Gotcha! Mine.
[sees Jackson, who shakes his head, indicating that the mother has died]
Dr. Cristina Yang: If your mom dies, you'll feel a lot of things. First, you'll feel like, uh, you could have done more to help her, but it's not true. You did everything you could. You won't feel that way, but remember me telling you this. You did everything you could. And it'll hurt every time you think of her, but over time, it will hurt less and less, and eventually, you'll remember her, and... it'll only hurt a little.

Dr. Jackson Avery: [to Cristina] It's been a long day. I just thought you might want to talk about it.
Dr. Cristina Yang: That's very insightful of you. You're a super, super sensitive man. You know, let me tell you what you saw today. I reflectively listened to a patient's concerns. I spoke to her in a language she could understand. I clearly stated the possible complications and probable outcomes. That's all you saw today: me kicking patient sensitivity's ass, so go be someone else's dish rag.
[walks away]


"Grey's Anatomy: Who's Zoomin' Who? (#1.9)" (2005)
Dr. Preston Burke: Why are you in this line?
Dr. Cristina Yang: It's the syphilis line.
Dr. Preston Burke: You don't need to be in this line.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I don't?
Dr. Preston Burke: There's no one else. That surprises you?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Nothing surprises me.
Dr. Preston Burke: Do I need to be in this line?
Dr. Cristina Yang: No.
Dr. Preston Burke: Okay then
Dr. Cristina Yang: Okay

Dr. Cristina Yang: Meredith, this is Fight Club! Nobody talks about it!

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [about to do a secret autopsy] You brought a textbook?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Uh, If we're going to do this, we're going to do it right. Scalpel.
[Begins to cut the chest]
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: You should really be using a ten blade.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Will you stop backseat cutting?

Dr. Cristina Yang: Hey Syph-boy!
Dr. George O'Malley: You told her?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Just Cristina.
Dr. Alex Karev: Syph-boy - it's got a nice ring to it. Kinda like Super-boy, only
[pauses]
Dr. Alex Karev: diseased.

Dr. Cristina Yang: If I am missing out on a real patient because of this. They are going to call me 007 because I killed you.


"Grey's Anatomy: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (#2.1)" (2005)
Dr. Meredith Grey: All right, details. You're pregnant? What are you gonna do?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, 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's my life.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Which begs the question, who are you sleeping with?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Just a guy.
Dr. Meredith Grey: That's all I get? You can't just bring something like this up and expect me to drop it.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, watch me.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Let's play a game of whose life sucks the most. I'll win. I always win.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You don't wanna play with me.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Oh, I do. I'll even go first. Derek's married.
[George spits his beer out]
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: George, beer is dripping from your nostrils.
[He walks off]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Told ya I'd win.
Dr. Cristina Yang: No, you don't win.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Did you hear me? I said Derek is married, as in pig-headed, adulterous, liar, married. Nothing you could say could top that.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm pregnant. I win.
[Joe collapses]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Ok, maybe Joe wins.

Dr. Meredith Grey: After all this time, all your warnings about me sleeping with my boss and you're doing the same exact thing.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh, it's not the same thing.
Dr. Meredith Grey: It's the exact same!
Dr. Cristina Yang: No, it's not. You and McDreamy are in a relationship.
Dr. Meredith Grey: And you and Burke are in?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Switzerland. It's very neutral there and they make very nice watches.

Dr. Meredith Grey: You realize this constitutes hugging?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Shut up... I'm your person.

Dr. Meredith Grey: You're sleeping with someone?
Dr. George O'Malley: What? Who?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Why is that such a shock? Even George managed to get some action.
Dr. George O'Malley: Correction, George got some syphilis.


"Grey's Anatomy: Yesterday (#2.18)" (2006)
Dr. Alex Karev: Why is he suturing his own face?
Dr. Cristina Yang: To turn me on.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Ok, what's wrong with you?
Dr. Meredith Grey: My mommy's a filthy whore.

Dr. Cristina Yang: 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 good so I could do illegal transplants for money.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Are you sure he's not just acting like you lied to him about moving in?
Dr. Cristina Yang: What the hell's wrong with you?
Dr. Meredith Grey: My mommy's a filthy whore.

Dr. George O'Malley: Why is he suturing his own face?
Dr. Cristina Yang: To turn me on.
Dr. Alex Karev: Because he's Mark Sloan. He's like the go-to plastic surgeon on the East Coast.
Dr. George O'Malley: That's the guy Addison was sleeping with?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: You can't really blame her, can you?
Dr. Cristina Yang: No, not really.
Dr. George O'Malley: Yes you can.
Dr. Meredith Grey: McSexy wants an X-ray to check for fractures and I think it's a bad idea if I take him.
Dr. George O'Malley: Why? Why?
Dr. Alex Karev: I'm on it.
Dr. George O'Malley: Why's it a bad idea?
Dr. Cristina Yang: McSexy?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: McYummy?
Dr. Cristina Yang, Dr. Meredith Grey: No.
Dr. Meredith Grey: McSteamy.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Ah, there it is.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Yep.
Dr. George O'Malley: Chocking back some McVomit.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Um.
Dr. Preston Burke: I am Preston Burke, a widely renowned cardiothorasic surgeon. I am a professional. And more than that I am a good and kind person. I am a person that cleans up behind myself. I am a person that cooks well. And you, you are an unbelievable slob. A slovenly, angry intern. I am Preston Burke. And you, you are the most competitive, most guarded, most stubborn, most challenging person I have ever met. And I love you. What the hell is the matter with you that you wont just let me?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I gave up my apartment 20 minutes ago.
Dr. Preston Burke: Well alright then.


"Grey's Anatomy: Owner of a Lonely Heart (#2.11)" (2005)
Dr. George O'Malley: [the interns are each monitoring a newborn quintuplet] I have the best quint. Lucy. She just smiled at me.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: She's nine hours old, George.
Dr. George O'Malley: I'm saying, there are five babies here, and clearly *mine* is the advanced one.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Charlotte's smart. She's got wrinkles on her forehead. Very serious.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: OK. A: this is not a competition. And B: my quint kicks your quints asses. Emily's strong, she won't let go of my finger.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Hey, Julie has her organs on the *outside* of her body and she's still alive, thank you!
Dr. Alex Karev: Kate's the best one.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Unbelievable, who would do this to themselves?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: The woman wasn't just in prison, Yang, she was in solitary.
Dr. Cristina Yang: She's seriously deranged.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: You try spending a month locked in a room with no windows, no one to talk to, 23 hours a day, see how deranged she is then.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Dr. Bailey, she's a murderer.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: I didn't say she wasn't. 1, 2, 3. I said try to having no one to make your snarky comments to for a solid month. My guess is you'd swallow the entire razor.

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [about Alex] I'm telling you, Meredith was all over him.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Seriously, she was all over him? What, like mounting him, with all the babies watching? Seriously?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Well, she would have been if I hadn't interrupted.
Dr. George O'Malley: She was talking to him.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: You don't talk to bastards who cheat on their girlfriends, George. That's the rule.
Dr. George O'Malley: You weren't officially his girlfriend.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: That's not the point.
Dr. George O'Malley: It is kind of the point. You don't see me getting all emotional over people I'm not dating.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Really? You want to go there?
Dr. George O'Malley: No.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I'm having a moment here. Don't mess with me.
Dr. George O'Malley: You're not gonna have a nervous breakdown and kill yourself are you?
Dr. George O'Malley: No.
Dr. Cristina Yang: So there's no chance you'll kill us?
[Izzie storms off]
Dr. George O'Malley: Oh, that was wrong on so many levels.
Dr. Cristina Yang: And so good.
Dr. George O'Malley: That was. That was good.
[Cristina laughs]

Dr. Cristina Yang: Why'd you kill three people?
Constance Ferguson: Start off with a little small talk, why don't ya.


"Grey's Anatomy: Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole (#2.20)" (2006)
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Have you talked to Meredith yet?
Dr. George O'Malley: Tomorrow I'm gonna buy a t-shirt that says, "Stop asking me about Meredith," and I'm gonna wear it everyday until people stop asking me about Meredith.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [sees Meredith coming] Shhh! At least they won't be asking you about your hair.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [changing the baby; singing] A-B-C-D... oh gross. E-F-G/This really couldn't suck any worse.

Dr. Richard Webber: Dr. Yang?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Dr. Webber.
Dr. Richard Webber: What is that smell?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Uh... it's... it's feces. It's baby feces.

Dr. Cristina Yang: I have an MD from Stanford and a PhD from Berkley, I can handle this diaper... unless you want to.


"Grey's Anatomy: Unaccompanied Minor (#7.22)" (2011)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Alex about Meredith] 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.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Meredith] Are they gonna fire you?
Dr. Meredith Grey: I'm suspended. The Chief backed way off when he found out it was Adele. I did what I had to do.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Meredith...
Dr. Meredith Grey: And I couldn't live with myself if I'd done anything different
[sees Alex talking to Janet]
Dr. Meredith Grey: [to Alex] What did you say to her?
Dr. Alex Karev: I didn't say anything.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Janet, anything he says...
Dr. Alex Karev: Can you just shut up for one second? This isn't about that.
Social Worker Janet: We're granting you temporary custody of Zola, pending the completion of the petition, assuming that if all goes well, you'll be granted permanent custody and her doctor here says she's doing great, so you can take her home... today.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Meredith] I'm getting an abortion and Owen just kicked me out of my house.
Dr. Meredith Grey: What? You're...
Dr. Cristina Yang: Pregnant.
Dr. Meredith Grey: And you're...
Dr. Cristina Yang: Getting an abortion.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Well, why didn't you tell me?
Dr. Cristina Yang: You had a busy, busy, day.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Owen] Tell me how much you love me.
Dr. Owen Hunt: I... I love you a very great deal.
Dr. Cristina Yang: A lot. You love me so much. I want you to remember that. I made an appointment to terminate the pregnancy. I'm sorry if this upsets. I'm sorry if this isn't what you wanted, but I cannot talk about it anymore. I need to lay down. I feel like crap.
Dr. Owen Hunt: This is a marriage. I tied my life to you. You don't decide this without me. Do you see me standing here?
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to herself] My head is killing me.
Dr. Owen Hunt: You give in a marriage. You make sacrifices. I've made many and I'm asking you to do something for me. Can you simply consider doing something for me?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Have a baby? This isn't pizza versus Thai. You don't give a little on a baby.
Dr. Owen Hunt: Cristina, I am asking you...
Dr. Cristina Yang: I am saying no!
Dr. Owen Hunt: [pauses and turns away from Cristina] Get out.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Are you... because I'm denying you a baby, you're trying...
Dr. Owen Hunt: Because you denied me part of the decision. Because you denied me a marriage.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh, how dare you...
Dr. Owen Hunt: Get out!


"Grey's Anatomy: It's the End of the World (#2.16)" (2006)
Dr. Cristina Yang: You have a feeling?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yes.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Okay. What kind of feeling?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Like I might die.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Today? Tomorrow? In fifty years? We're all gonna die eventually. Now we're late. Let's go!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Cristina. Come on.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Sitting down on bed] Okay. This is me being supportive.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Really.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah. Okay. Fine. I'm totally supportive. Go.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [Sitting up] Okay. The man I love... has a wife. And then he chooses her... over me. And that wife... takes my dog. Okay, she didn't take the dog... I gave it to her. But I didn't mean to give it to her; I meant to give it to him. But that does not change the fact that she has my McDreamy. And my McDog. She's got my McLife. And what have I got?
[pauses]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Do you know, I can't remember the last time we kissed? 'Cause you never think the last time's going to be the last time - you think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don't.
[Lies back down]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Plus my conditioner decided to stop working and I think I have brittle bones. I just - I just need something to happen. I need a sign that things are going to change. I need a reason to go on. I need some hope! And in the absence of hope, I need to stay in bed a feel like I might die today.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Stares at Meredith then throws back sheets] Whatever. Everybody has problems. Now get your ass out of bed and get to work. Now! Move, move, move!
[Opens bedroom door and sees George and Izzie]
Dr. Cristina Yang: We're good to go.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Which surgeon are we going to have to suck up to today?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: That would be me.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Dr. Bailey?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: I've been gone two weeks. Two weeks! And you ran off two residents. I've got people phoning me at home, screaming, telling me my interns are Rosemary's babies! Nobody wants you! Do you think I have time for this? I am pregnant! I'm supposed to be on bedrest! I'm supposed to be growing a human being. I am supposed to be calm! Do I look calm to you! Did I raise you fools to be pariahs!
Dr. George O'Malley: [Hugging Dr. Bailey] You're back!
Dr. Miranda Bailey: I am not back.
Dr. George O'Malley: You're not?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: [Smacks him] Get off me!
[an ambulance roles up]
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Yang, Karev, Grey, stay in here and wait for the incoming case. O'Malley, page Addison Shepherd. Stevens, get a wheelchair.
Dr. George O'Malley: A wheelchair?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: A wheelchair.
Dr. George O'Malley: What should I tell Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: [No one has moved] What did I say?
Dr. George O'Malley: Dr. Bailey? What do you want me to tell Dr. Montgomery-Shepherd when she answers her page.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: [a splash is heard and everyone looks at Dr. Bailey's feet] Tell her my contractions are ten minutes apart and my water just broke all over your shoes.

Dr. Meredith Grey: I just need something to happen, I need a sign that things are going to change. I need a reason to go on. I need some hope! And in the abscence of hope, I need to stay in bed a feel like I'm going to die today.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [throws back blanket] Whatever - everybody has problems. Now get your ass out of bed and get to work. NOW! Move-move-move!
Dr. Cristina Yang: [opens the door to find Izzie and George] We're good to go.


"Grey's Anatomy: Sanctuary (#6.23)" (2010)
Dr. Meredith Grey: [to Cristina] Hey. Did you get that page? Lockdown?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah, I mean, whatever. It means we can't leave. I never leave here anyway, so what do I care?
[Meredith laughs]
Dr. Cristina Yang: You know what? It's probably just a drill. Or like, a psych patient got out. Or a baby went missing from the nursery. Or there's an axe murderer on the loose.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Axe murderer would be fun.

Dr. Derek Shepherd: [to Cristina and Meredith] Hey, what are you doing here?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Uh... walking.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: We're in lockdown.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah, we're not walking outside.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: That's not what lockdown means. It means stay where you are.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Did you know that's what it...?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, I thought it meant...
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Look, get in here.
[puts Meredith and Cristina in a supply closet]
Dr. Derek Shepherd: There's a shooter loose in the hospital. Stay in here. Don't move. I'll come back and get you when it's clear.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [about the shooter] That's the guy from the elevator.
Dr. Meredith Grey: What do you mean? What?
Dr. Cristina Yang: It's the guy from the elevator. He asked me for directions, how to get to the Chief's office.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I... I don't...
Dr. Cristina Yang: Meredith, the guy with the gun is looking for Derek.


"Grey's Anatomy: As We Know It (#2.17)" (2006)
Dr. Cristina Yang: What are you doing?
Bomb Squad Captain: I thought Dr. Burke told you to leave.
Dr. Meredith Grey: We're moving to an OR further away from the oxygen line... you know, in case we blow up.

Dr. Cristina Yang: You know in the movies, how there's always the hero and then there's the other guy? You know, the guy who sees danger, and then runs in the opposite direction?
Dr. Preston Burke: Yes.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Be the other guy.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Burke, you awake?
[pause]
Dr. Cristina Yang: I love you too.


"Grey's Anatomy: Tell Me Sweet Little Lies (#2.14)" (2006)
Dr. Meredith Grey: [voiceover] As doctors, we're trained to be skeptical. Because our patients lie to us all the time. The rule is, every patient is a liar, until proven honest.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Why aren't you prepping for rounds and stealing all the good cases?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, why aren't you prepping for rounds and stealing all the good cases?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No reason.
Dr. Cristina Yang: No reason?
Dr. Meredith Grey: [voice-over] Lying is bad. Or so we're told. Constantly. From birth. Honesty is the best policy. The truth shall set you free. I chopped down the cherry tree. Whatever.

Rick Friart: I don't smoke, so...
Dr. Cristina Yang: Reallly? Because judging by the nicotine stains, your fingers do.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Derek in the elevator] Isn't that your specialty? McDreamy moments in elevators?


"Grey's Anatomy: Shake Your Groove Thing (#1.5)" (2005)
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Hank just needs to realize that doctors can have fun. We're not all workaholics with God complexes.
Dr. Cristina Yang: We ARE workaholics with God complexes.

Dr. Cristina Yang: The bigger the party, the less time for bad sex with the hockey player.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Would you stop saying that?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Ok
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Hank and I have great sex.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Mm hmmm
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: All the time.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Mmm
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: In fact, we'll probably have sex after the party, or during the party.
Dr. George O'Malley: As long as you clear it with Meredith.

Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: George, I need more ice and chips.
Dr. George O'Malley: Who else did you invite?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Izzie, we said the list was jocks only. Surgery, Trauma, Plastics. Who else?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Just some people from Peds
Dr. Cristina Yang: You invited the preschoolers to Meredith's house. The next thing you'll say is you invited the shrinks.
[Izzie looks away]
Dr. Cristina Yang: She invited mental defects. This party's D.O.A.


"Grey's Anatomy: Losing My Religion (#2.27)" (2006)
Dr. George O'Malley: What happened?
Nurse Olivia Harper: I didn't know what to do. I didn't think you guys would want me to go to the chief, but...
Dr. Cristina Yang: Where is she?
Nurse Olivia Harper: She's in there.
[walk in to see Izzie lying in bed with Denny]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Izzie...
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I think it was a stroke. He was prone to blood clots. A clot could have formed on his sutures and traveled to his brain, it only takes a second.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Izz...
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Dr. Hahn did a beautiful job on the surgery. But I don't know why I didn't think of blood clots. He died all alone. He was alone.
Dr. George O'Malley: There's nothing you could have done.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I changed my dress three times. I wanted to look nice. I would have been here sooner. But I couldn't figure out which dress to wear.
Dr. George O'Malley: Izzie, we shouldn't be in here.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Izz, there are things that they need, they need to move him.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Take him to the morgue.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You can't stay here, I know you want to...
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Can you please, please, just get out? I want to be alone with Denny.
Dr. Alex Karev: Izzie, that's not Denny.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Shut up.
Dr. Alex Karev: Izz, it's not Denny. The minute his heart stopped beating he stopped being Denny. Now I know you love him, but he also loved you. And a guy that loves you like that, he doesn't want you to do this to yourself. Because it's not Denny, not anymore.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: An hour ago he was proposing. And now... and now he's going to the morgue. Isn't that ridiculous? Isn't it the most ridiculous piece of crap you've ever...
[starts sobbing. Alex picks her up, cradling her, and sits down on a chair holding and rocking her while she sobs]

Dr. Richard Webber: [one on one meeting with Cristina] I know your type. You're a surgical junkie.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yes, sir.
Dr. Richard Webber: I'm just saying, it's not going to be easy for you to be away from the OR that long.
Dr. Cristina Yang: No, sir.
Dr. Richard Webber: And if you want to get back to the OR, you're gonna tell me what I need to know aren't you.
Dr. Cristina Yang: 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.
Dr. Richard Webber: Dr. Yang.
Dr. Cristina Yang: How do you keep your edge sir? Because I've watched you and you've been doing this a long time and you're clean, you're focused, you are the job, nothing gets to you. And the thing is sir, I was like that, until I got here. Until I actually started doing this job and now everything is, is fuzzy and...
Dr. Richard Webber: That's beside the point.
Dr. Cristina Yang: No see sir, this is the point. Because I can't tell you, I can't tell you what happened in that room. And before I could have, no guilt, no loyalties, no problem. Before, before I wouldn't have even been in that room. I wouldn't have gotten involved. I would have never frozen in surgery. And I would have told him what I thought he should do. I had an edge, sir. I had an edge and I've lost it, and I need it. I need it back. So, if you could just tell me, how you keep yours and how not to be affected, I know I could be a great surgeon. So if you could just give me the answers, I would really appreciate it.
Dr. Richard Webber: You're excused Dr. Yang.
Dr. Cristina Yang: But...
Dr. Richard Webber: You're excused.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'll tell you, I'll tell you who cut the LVAD wires if you'll please...
Dr. Richard Webber: No you won't, I don't wanna know. Not from you. Yeah, I have the answers, but I can't tell them to you. I'm not going to be responsible for you becoming less human.

Dr. Cristina Yang: I didn't like teenage girls when I was a teenage girl.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I wore a lot of black.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Ooh.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Had the whole angry pink hair thing going on. Wouldn't have been caught dead at a prom.
Dr. Cristina Yang: My mother made me go. My date barfed on my dress and then tried to feel me up.


"Grey's Anatomy: Stand by Me (#5.18)" (2009)
Intern Pierce: [walks over to Meredith and Cristina with a black eye] Lab results for the splenectomy.
[walks off]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Do we ask?
Dr. Cristina Yang: No, 'cause he might tell us.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Bailey and Alex as she is preparing for surgery] Izzie has stage 4 metastatic melanoma that has spread to her brain, liver and skin. She may only have months to live and she's resisting treatment. She needs help.
[sighs]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Scalpel.

Dr. Izzie Stevens: [to Cristina] I don't even know if I want treatment, Cristina. I know too much. I know how violent surgery can be. They're gonna cut into my brain. They're gonna slice open my abdomen and pull my organs out, and for what? Surgery fails all the time. Derek Shepherd is in the fricking woods right now because we fail all the time! And even if they do everything right, I have a five percent chance of survival. Five percent! Why would I put myself through hell, run poison through my veins and radiate my brain if it's not gonna work anyway?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Why did you tell me, then? If you don't want my help and you're not gonna do anything about it, why did you tell me?
Dr. Izzie Stevens: Just keep your mouth shut. Forget I ever told you anything.
[walks out]


"Grey's Anatomy: Some Kind of Miracle (#3.17)" (2007)
Dr. Cristina Yang: Do you use moisturizer? Here, take this. Keep it behind the bar.
Joe: Wow, what is this? It smells like something burning.
Dr. Cristina Yang: It's gingerbread.
Joe: Yeah...
Dr. Cristina Yang: You're not getting this, are you? Okay, this is ninety-nine cents.
[she gestures to the dozens of bags around her]
Dr. Cristina Yang: You can buy anything for ninety-nine cents. Oh!
[she rummages through her bags and pulls out a yellow plastic chair]
Dr. Cristina Yang: It's small. It's tiny size. It has cat-type creatures on it. But it is a chair. For ninety-nine cents, you can buy furniture. That is America, man!
Joe: That's Taiwan, man!

Dr. Cristina Yang: Did you just say something? Did you just speak? Oh, Meredith... okay, Mer, I can't understand you. Just try... try again, try again for me, okay?
[Meredith murmurs incoherently]
Dr. Cristina Yang: What? I can't... come on, please... please don't be...
[firmly]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Your brain works, okay? So all you need to do is form a word. *Please*.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [long pause] Ouch.
[Meredith very slowly opens her eyes and tries to focus on Cristina]
Dr. Cristina Yang: [half-laughing, half-crying] Oh... hi! I'm getting married to Burke! Not that that should be anywhere on your list of thoughts right now, but just in case you slip it in the hall later... you are the one person I wanted to tell.
[crying]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Thank you for not dying.

Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm coping, okay? I'm coping! So uhh... shut up, and look at all my crap!


"Grey's Anatomy: Thanks for the Memories (#2.9)" (2005)
Dr. Cristina Yang: Where does Meredith keep the booze?
Dr. George O'Malley: I don't think she has any.
Dr. Cristina Yang: How is that possible? She's a WASP. Liquor is like oxygen to a WASP.

Dr. George O'Malley: I'm in hell.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm the one in hell. Burke's going all Iron Chef in your kitchen. Get your ass back here and save me.
Dr. George O'Malley: I'm in the woods with shotguns and liquor. It's like Deliverance out here.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, at least you've got liquor.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Yea hi, did you bring liquor?
Joe: No, I brought pie. Pumpkin.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You're a bartender how did you not bring liquor?
Joe: Did you bring scalpels?


"Grey's Anatomy: Enough Is Enough (#2.2)" (2005)
Dr. Meredith Grey: [Meredith is laying on her bathroom floor] It's not us. It's them. Them and their stupid boy... penises. They didn't tell me they had a wife. They gave absolutely no warning that they were going to break up with you.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Cristina, who is sitting in the shower, slides the shower door open] It's not that Burke broke up with me. It's how he broke up with me. Like it was business. Like a business trans... Like he's the boss of me.
Dr. Meredith Grey: He is the boss of you.
Dr. Cristina Yang: And what's worse is that I care.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I'm gonna throw up again.
[Meredith gets up from the floor and crawls to the toilet. Cristina slides the shower door closed. Meredith groans]
Dr. Meredith Grey: No. Wait. False alarm.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Cristina slides the shower door open again, Meredith sits up, her back against the wall] Look, the problem is estrogen.
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, the problem is tequila.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You know I used to be all business, and then he goes and gets me pregnant.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [with her eyes closed, pointing her finger in the air] With the stupid boy penis.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [with her head on her arm, exasperated] Now I'm having hormone surges.
[Cristina looks up]
Dr. Cristina Yang: He ruined me. I'm ruined. He turned me into this... fat, stupid, pregnant girl... who cares.
[Cristina closes the shower door again]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Estrogen.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Penises.
[door opens, Izzie and George come into the bathroom]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Penises, Izzie!
Dr. Cristina Yang: [opens the shower] Estrogen, George.
[holds up a glass and Izzie pours more Fiji bottled water into it]
Dr. George O'Malley: [looks at Cristina] Okay.
[to Izzie]
Dr. George O'Malley: What did I miss?
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Came home to full-on vomit drama. Apparently she dumped Derek. And her.
[in a whisper]
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: She's been sleeping with Burke.
Dr. George O'Malley: I knew that.
[to Meredith]
Dr. George O'Malley: So you really broke up with Shepherd?
[starts brushing his teeth]
Dr. Meredith Grey: [softly] I feel empty.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Two hours of vomiting will do that to you.
[begins brushing her teeth]
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, I feel empty.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You're lucky. I feel pissed off.
[Cristina closes the shower]

[discussing "Judy Dolls", after they learn that a patient's bowel obstruction was caused after he swallowed the heads of ten Judy Dolls]
Dr. Cristina Yang: My mother used to buy me Judy dolls. Manhattan Judy, Surfer Judy, Disco Judy.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I always wanted one.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I dissected them. Cut off their arms and shaved their heads.
Dr. Alex Karev: Sounds like there's a sick and twisted story behind this.
Dr. Cristina Yang: They're sexist, distorted, devil toys that create unrealistic image-expectations catering to the porn-driven minds of men.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: You swallow a bitter pill this morning, Yang? They're dolls.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Mine's bigger than yours.
Dr. Alex Karev: Whip it out, I'll measure.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Shut up, Alex.


"Grey's Anatomy: I Saw What I Saw (#6.6)" (2009)
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm putting myself in a time out before I kill someone.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Have you seen Bailey? She was supposed to sign my discharge papers after her appy?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh, good, go home, get better and then come back, 'cause I need you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Are the Mercy West people that bad?
Dr. Cristina Yang: 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.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I have to be discharged first. You want to forge Bailey's signature?
Dr. Cristina Yang: No, that'll get me fired. Ooh, ask one of the new ones to do it. Get them fired.

Dr. Charles Percy: So April missed the airway, huh? That's so stupid.
Dr. Lexie Grey: Airway first.
Dr. Jackson Avery: It's like med school 101, right?
Dr. Alex Karev: It's pretty basic.
Dr. Reed Adamson: It was one second! She got distracted for one second and she made a mistake.
Dr. Charles Percy: That we all nearly got fired for.
Dr. Jackson Avery: Nose Dive's got a point.
Dr. Charles Percy: Thank you... What?
Dr. Alex Karev: We nearly got fired for trying to fix what she screwed up in the first place.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah, 'cause that's our job.
[to Lexie]
Dr. Cristina Yang: What you didn't make any mistakes today?
[to Alex]
Dr. Cristina Yang: You've been distracted for the entire week.
[to Jackson]
Dr. Cristina Yang: And who knows what you screwed up. But our patients didn't die and that's why we didn't get caught. It could've happened to any one of us.


"Grey's Anatomy: Staring at the Sun (#3.8)" (2006)
Dr. Meredith Grey: Why bother even having a kid if you're only going to see it on weekends and holidays. You might as well just get a cat.
Dr. George O'Malley: I talked to Dr. Burke, I think he's fine.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You did what?
Dr. Meredith Grey: What's wrong with Burke?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Nothing's wrong with anybody.
Dr. George O'Malley: You know he let her decanulate a heart this morning?
Dr. Meredith Grey: You decanulated a heart this morning? By yourself? B****!
Dr. Cristina Yang: No, not by myself.
Dr. George O'Malley: Now she's lying about it.
Dr. Alex Karev: Yang decanulated a heart. Why is Alex not surprised?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Izzie isn't either. Last week, Izzie was digging through crap, this week she's fondling man boobs. No decanulating hearts for Izzie!
Dr. George O'Malley: Why aren't you bragging about decanulating the heart?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I didn't decanulate the heart
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Izzie and Alex do not believe you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Okay, what are you two doing?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [giggles] Izzie and Alex have a patient who speaks about himself in the third person.
Dr. Alex Karev: They thought it was annoying at first, but now they kinda like it
Dr. Meredith Grey: Good, is it gonna stop soon?
Dr. Cristina Yang: What happened? This morning you were all bright and shiny, asking to be kicked in the face
Dr. Meredith Grey: I am. I'm bright. I'm shiny.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Izzie thinks that this whole "Bright and Shiny" thing is getting old.
Dr. Alex Karev: Alex agrees.

Dr. Meredith Grey: I mean why bother even having a kid when you're only going to see it on weekends and holidays? You might as well get a cat.
Dr. George O'Malley: I talked to Burke. I think he's fine.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You did what?
Dr. Meredith Grey: What's wrong with Burke?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Nothing's wrong with anybody.
Dr. George O'Malley: Did you know he let her decanulate a heart this morning?
Dr. Meredith Grey: [to Christina] you decanulated a heart this morning? by yourself? Bitch!
Dr. Cristina Yang: No... not by myself.
Dr. George O'Malley: Now she's lying about it!
Dr. Alex Karev: Yang decanulated a heart, why is Alex not surprised?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Izzie isn't either. Last week Izzie was digging through crap this week she's fondling man boobs.
[in sing-tone voice]
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: No decanulating hearts for Izzie.
Dr. George O'Malley: [to Christina] why aren't you bragging about decanulating the heart?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I didn't decanulate the heart.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Izzie and Alex do not believe you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Okay, what are you two doing?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Izzie and Alex have a patient who speaks about himself in the third person.
Dr. Alex Karev: They thought it was kind of annoying at first, but now they kind of like it.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Good! Is it going to stop soon?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Wow what happened? This morning you were all bright and shiny asking to be kicked in the face.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I am. I'm bright. I'm shiny.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Izzie thinks this whole bright and shiny thing is getting old.
Dr. Alex Karev: Alex agrees.


"Grey's Anatomy: She's Gone (#8.2)" (2011)
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yang, where's Meredith?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I don't know. They fired her. Maybe she's putting anthrax in Karev's locker.

Dr. Meredith Grey: I think I stole a baby.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Okay, first of all, you didn't steal the baby, she's your baby. What you did is... You took her for a nap... in a very odd location and you failed to answer your phone. But y'know, many people find all the technology in our lives to be intrusive, so you're not the first person who didn't answer your phone or your pager. You know, all we have to do is... is find a reason why you were AWOL for an hour.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Four... hours.
[Cristina glares at her]
Dr. Meredith Grey: Janet was gonna take the baby, so I took off.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Okay, okay. You know, people make mistakes. I mean, I almost killed Alex in the OR today, so we'll just figure it out.
Dr. Meredith Grey: How?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I don't know.
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, how'd you almost kill Alex?
Dr. Cristina Yang: With a cc of epi.
[Meredith looks shocked]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Ah, you know, whatever. He'll be fine. Just uh... stay here. I'll fix this.
Dr. Meredith Grey: What are you gonna do?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm gonna fix it.


"Grey's Anatomy: Superstition (#2.21)" (2006)
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [Christina has one of Burkes surgery caps, which he feels he needs to operate and refuses to give it to him. Izzie find out he's about to operate on Denny] Now are you going to give it to him or am I gonna physically take it from you?
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Incredulously] Are you threatening me?
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I swear to God Cristina. I like you. I really do. But I grew up in a trailer park and I am not above kicking your pampered little Beverley Hills ass.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: And I do mean *physically* kicking your ass.

Dr. Cristina Yang: You want me to pee in front of you? Is that what you want?
Dr. George O'Malley: You have it on you.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh, really? You want to go there?
Dr. George O'Malley: I want to go there.
Dr. Cristina Yang: So what are you going to do, Bambi? Take it from me.
Dr. George O'Malley: Burke said to do whatever I have to do and I am going to do whatever.


"Grey's Anatomy: With You I'm Born Again (#7.1)" (2010)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [looking through a bridal magazine] God, the women in these magazines... Some of them are actual brides, you know, they're not all models. All smiling... It's like the only thing in the world that matters is that they find the perfect shoes to match that dress. God, you know, I knew these girls, I went to school with them... It's funny. I used to feel sorry for them. They're simple girls. They just wanna find the guy and get married, you know? Live. I don't know, I think you're either born simple or you're born... me. I wanna be the person who gets happy over finding the perfect dress, I wanna be simple, 'cause no one holds a gun to the head of a simple girl.

Dr. Meredith Grey: [voiceover] When we say things like "People don't change" it drives scientists crazy. Because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy, matter, it's always changing. Morphing. Merging. Growing. Dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting them be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing, despite every scientific indication, that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change, that's up to us. It can feel like death, or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Dr. Owen Hunt] I do.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [voiceover] Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.


"Grey's Anatomy: Much Too Much (#2.10)" (2005)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [about the key Burke gave her to his apartment] What the hell is this?
Dr. Preston Burke: It's a key.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Why?
Dr. Preston Burke: Why is it a key? Are we feeling existential this morning?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, if a key turns in a lock and no one asked for the key or even wanted the key, does it make a sound?

Dr. Cristina Yang: This... is where I live. My mother decorated it. I don't do laundry, I buy new underwear. See, and uh, under the table? Six months of magazines I know I'll never read, but I won't throw out. I don't wash dishes, vacuum, or put the toilet paper on the holder. I hired a maid once, she ran away crying. Uh... the only things in my fridge are water, vodka, and diet soda. And I don't care, but you do. Still think living together is a good idea?


"Grey's Anatomy: Desire (#3.21)" (2007)
Dr. Cristina Yang: Did you bring Callie's flshcards?
Dr. George O'Malley: No.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh, no cake for you.

Dr. Miranda Bailey: Look, you & Grey can take him for his ultrasound & his X-Ray.
Dr. Cristina Yang: The V. I. Penis?


"Grey's Anatomy: Blues for Sister Someone (#2.23)" (2006)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [O'Malley has just turned down Burke's offer to assist in a surgery involving Burke's favorite musician] I want in! Hellooo! I want in!
Dr. Preston Burke: [looks distracted] Hmm? Oh. Sure. Yeah, right.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [sighs] Um, I laid on top of you naked last night. So why don't you wax nostalgic about that?

Dr. Cristina Yang: You did everything you could.
Dr. Preston Burke: here was an interview that Eugene gave. I saved it. I taped it to my bathroom mirror. He said that he wasn't the most talented student at music school. But he said what he lacked in natural ability, he made up for in discipline. He practiced... All the time. All the time, he practiced. I wasn't like you. I wasn't the most talented student in school. I wasn't the brightest. But I was the best.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You practiced.
Dr. Preston Burke: I practiced.


"Grey's Anatomy: If Tomorrow Never Comes (#1.6)" (2005)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Burke after sleeping with him] That was definitely worth being late.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [about Alex] If I stuck this fork into his thigh, would I get in trouble?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Not if you make it look like an accident.


"Grey's Anatomy: It's a Long Way Back (#7.19)" (2011)
Dr. Owen Hunt: That's a cute baby, right?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Its small features and over-sized eyes trigger a hormonal response in humans. It's autonomic. It's what keeps us from eating them.

Dr. Cristina Yang: [Examining Callie's post-op incision] Okay, you need anything?
Dr. Callie Torres: I need to see my baby.
Dr. Cristina Yang: She's mostly tubes and wires. And she looks more like a chicken than a baby. Like a - like a featherless, beakless, chicken. You want to wait till she's cuter.
Dr. Callie Torres: You're the worst godmother ever.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You picked me.


"Grey's Anatomy: Love, Loss and Legacy (#8.5)" (2011)
Dr. April Kepner: [after Catherine taps her on the shoulder] Yes! You have no idea...
Dr. Catherine Avery: No, sorry, sweetie. You're too tense. You're all wound up. This isn't wood shop. Step to the back.
[walks over to Cristina's station]
Dr. Catherine Avery: You need to lay off the lattes, dear. Your left hand is shaking like a motel bed spring.
Dr. Cristina Yang: It... It's just tired.
Dr. Catherine Avery: I hear you, honey. Aren't we all? Step to the back.
[to everyone]
Dr. Catherine Avery: It's very simple, people. All it has to be is perfect.

Dr. Alex Karev: [to Cristina] Zola's got a bowel obstruction. We have to operate.
Dr. Cristina Yang: What? Where's Mer?
Dr. Alex Karev: She can't know. Neither can Derek. I mean, they get involved and then Social Services flips out and the adoption's shot.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, is she stable?
Dr. Alex Karev: For the moment. And I-I mean, that's the right call, right? We don't tell 'em.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You just told me it was.
Dr. Alex Karev: But I'm right, right?
Dr. Cristina Yang: It'll blow the adoption? Then, yeah, we can't tell them.
Dr. Alex Karev: Okay, okay. That's your decision.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Hey, you just called me down here so I can take responsiblity for your decision. How small are your balls?
Dr. Alex Karev: Meredith didn't talk to me for weeks because I screwed up her life. The balls are pretty small right now.


"Grey's Anatomy: Make Me Lose Control (#2.3)" (2005)
Dr. Meredith Grey: I'm stupid.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Slutty mistress.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Pregnant whore.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Sleeping with our bosses was a GREAT idea...

Dr. Miranda Bailey: Izzie, the Dr. Shepherds need an intern up in NICU.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Wait, both of them? Together? And me by myself... w-with the two married people, who hate each other?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Go! Cristina, you're on the thoracotomy.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh, with Burke? I can't have the hateful married couple instead?


"Grey's Anatomy: Into You Like a Train (#2.6)" (2005)
Dr. Cristina Yang: Uh, Dr. Webber. Sir?
Dr. Richard Webber: Notice anything else about that leg? Anything other than that very clean cut? Did you happen to notice, for example, that it was shaved recently? And manicured? Take a look at my patient, Dr. Yang! Does he look like a man who woke up and shaved one of his legs this morning?

Dr. George O'Malley: Does that mean he picked her?
Dr. Cristina Yang: If it does I just lost 50 bucks


"Grey's Anatomy: The Self-Destruct Button (#1.7)" (2005)
Dr. Meredith Grey: I tried to talk Dr Shepherd out of that clot surgery. What is wrong with me?
Dr. Alex Karev: Basically, you tried to kill a guy.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to Alex] Basically, you're an ass

Dr. George O'Malley: Yang. I'm scrubbing in on a hemospherectomy with Shepherd.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Get out! I would kill for that.
Dr. George O'Malley: We're cutting out half the girl's brain, and it's going to work. It's outrangous. Almost makes it kinda hard to hate him.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Why do you hate him?
Dr. George O'Malley: Oh, no reason.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh, you know about him and Meredith?
Dr. George O'Malley: You know?
Dr. Cristina Yang: When are you gonna figure out that I know everything?
Dr. George O'Malley: [to Izzie who is walking up the stairs] She knows.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Oh, about doctor-cest?
Dr. Cristina Yang: It's been going on for, like, ever.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Seriously?
Dr. George O'Malley: And you didn't tell us?
Dr. Cristina Yang: And you didn't tell us?
Dr. George O'Malley: I am not!
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: I am!
Dr. George O'Malley: He's about to go into major brain surgery on no sleep? That's not very responsible.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Jealous? Sex all night isn't about being reponsible.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: No, it's about sex all night. I can't believe you're not pissed off about this, you of all people.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, she works hard all day. She's good at her job, why should you care how she unwinds? I mean you like to bake all night, others like to drink, others like an occasional screaming orgasm.
Dr. Alex Karev: [walking up] Yeah we do


"Grey's Anatomy: Save Me (#1.8)" (2005)
Mr. Duff: Hello! They're not seizures, they're visions. I'm psychic.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Of course you are. And I'm a chicken.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Dr. Bailey, I want off the psychic case, I'll take whatever you've got. Can I switch?
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Ask nicely.
Dr. Cristina Yang: What - this is me doing nicely


"Grey's Anatomy: What Have I Done to Deserve This? (#2.19)" (2006)
Dr. Cristina Yang: If you want crappy things to stop happening to you, then stop accepting crap and demand something more.

Dr. Cristina Yang: Stop pouting.
Dr. George O'Malley: I'm not pouting.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh please, I don't even have to look at you, I can feel you pouting. Whatever Meredith did, it wasn't on purpose, so get over it already.
Dr. Preston Burke: Ahem...
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm not being inappropriate, he's acting like she skinned his puppy.
Dr. Preston Burke: Yang, that's not nice.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, I'm not a nice person.


"Grey's Anatomy: Deny, Deny, Deny (#2.4)" (2005)
Helen Rubenstein: I keep telling her there's more to life than surgery and career.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Irritated] Mother... Go bolster something.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Look I need you to relax, shut up, and get better. You're a patient this week so you can be a doctor next week. Understand?
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Grabs Meredith] Mer, MER. You can NOT leave me alone with her... I am flying over the coo-coo's nest here, you have to save me!
Dr. Meredith Grey: You need time to heal.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I'm healed... I'M HEALED!

Helen Rubenstein: The daughter I raised would appreciate her mothers help.
Dr. Cristina Yang: The daughter you raised is begging for you to go NOW.
Helen Rubenstein: I didn't have to come here. You know I'm very busy.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I know, I know. Re-decorating your house.
Helen Rubenstein: [Stands at the end of Cristina's bed, glaring]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, can you get me a mocha latte, please?
Helen Rubenstein: A non-fat one.
Dr. Cristina Yang: No... A fat one.


"Grey's Anatomy: Didn't We Almost Have It All? (#3.25)" (2007)
Dr. Cristina Yang: He's gone.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I don't think he's gone. He's stuff is still here.
Dr. Cristina Yang: No. His trumpet was here. His entire Eugene Foot collection. His CDs. His grandmother's picture was beside his bed. His luckiest scrub cap was hanging on the door... he's gone. I'm free. Damn it. Damn it. Damn, damn it.
[Starts to sob]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh God gets this off! Get this off! Get this off!
Dr. Meredith Grey: Stay still, stay still.
[unties her necklace]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Help me.
Dr. Meredith Grey: [grabs scissors, cuts Cristina out of her dress and holds her while she crys]


"Grey's Anatomy: Six Days: Part 2 (#3.12)" (2007)
Dr. George O'Malley: I-I don't know how to exist in a world where my dad doesn't.
[pause]
Dr. Christina Yang: Yeah, that never really changes.


"Grey's Anatomy: I Am a Tree (#3.2)" (2006)
Dr. Cristina Yang: Your mother called me a racist! She thinks I'm a racist stripper!


"Grey's Anatomy: From a Whisper to a Scream (#3.9)" (2006)
Dr. Cristina Yang: As doctors we know everybody's secrets. Their medical histories, sexual histories, confidential information. That is as essential to a surgeon as a 10-blade. And every bit as dangerous. we keep secrets. We have to. But not all secrets can be kept.
Dr. Cristina Yang: In some ways, betrayal is inevitable. When our bodies betray us, surgery is often the key to recovery. When we betray each other, when we betray each other, the path to recovery is less clear. We do whatever it takes to rebuild the trust that was lost. And then there are some wounds, some betrayals that are so deep, so profound, that there's no way to repair what was lost. And when that happens. There's nothing left to do but wait.


"Grey's Anatomy: State of Love and Trust (#6.13)" (2010)
Dr. Cristina Yang: 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.


"Grey's Anatomy: That's Me Trying (#7.7)" (2010)
Roy Henley: Oh come on. That was funny.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Any joke that starts with an animal walking into a bar is scientifically unfunny.


"Grey's Anatomy: My Favorite Mistake (#3.19)" (2007)
Dr. Meredith Grey: Wow, you and George were really going at it last night.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [Spits out water] What?
Dr. Cristina Yang: The laughing, the drinking, the music. Okay, nobody, I mean me, needs to hear George's rendition of Sexy back at 3:00 in the morning.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: [laughs] Yeah, yeah. You should have said something or you know, banged on the wall.
Dr. Cristina Yang: It's like living in a youth hostel.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Well, the important thing is that she and George made up. You did, right?
Dr. Alex Karev: [Interrupts] I need to use your bathroom
Dr. Meredith Grey: Why?
Dr. Alex Karev: Cause O'Malley's puking in mine.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Youth hostel.


"Grey's Anatomy: Something to Talk About (#2.7)" (2005)
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Hey, I heard a heart caught on fire in the OR?
Dr. Cristina Yang: I am the best intern you've got. And you are wasting me on puke and boils, and I get it, I even deserve it, but please, you can't keep me away from this surgery. I EARNED this surgery. I STOLE this surgery.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: What are you talking about, Yang?
Dr. Cristina Yang: You. Punishing me.
[Bailey just looks at Cristina]
Dr. Cristina Yang: You have no idea what I'm talking about, do you?
[Bailey still doesn't say anything]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, then, who has been paging me all day? The nurses have been on me nonstop.
Debbie: A little bit of respect and you could have saved yourself a very long day, Dr. Yang.
[Goes back to her work at the nurse's station, answers telephone]
Debbie: Hi, this is Debbie.
Dr. Miranda Bailey: Pissing off the nurses. Stupid.
[Walks away]
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Trailing behind Bailey] Well, I can still scrub in, right?


"Grey's Anatomy: Damage Case (#2.24)" (2006)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Cristina has fallen asleep whilst she and Burke were having sex] Don't let this threaten your manhood
Dr. Preston Burke: Oh this is not... I am very confident in my manhood, thank you very much
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well good. You should be because, I mean... I fell asleep because I'd already finished.
[pause]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Twice!
Dr. Preston Burke: [Annoyed] I hadn't finished!


"Grey's Anatomy: Slow Night, So Long (#7.9)" (2010)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [Cristina, now bartending, brings the drinks to the table] All right! I call this the Early Onset Alzheimer's. Because you won't remember anything after you drink it.
[Everyone raises their glasses for a toast]
Dr. Cristina Yang: To Shepherd and his genius brain crap.


"Grey's Anatomy: Bring the Pain (#2.5)" (2005)
[Watching a pornographic video]
Dr. Cristina Yang: That does NOT look comfortable.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Trust me, it's not.


"Grey's Anatomy: Piece of My Heart (#4.13)" (2008)
[Cristina and Meredith are having a tug-o-war with the sparkle pager when Callie walks up]
Dr. Callie Torres: Um, anyone, uh... anyone ever think you two are a couple?
Dr. Meredith Grey: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
Dr. Cristina Yang: And then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.
Dr. Callie Torres: Huh.


"Grey's Anatomy: No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance) (#5.21)" (2009)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [pushes him] I am not like anyone else. 'Take care now' ? What is that? What are you, like, you're happy now? What... what are you?
Dr. Owen Hunt: [pulls out a piece of paper and hands it to Cristina]
Dr. Cristina Yang: 'Hey there now' 'Take care now' 'Nice work Yang' What is this?
Dr. Owen Hunt: It's, my shrink, my shrink gave me these sentences. We, ah, we came up with them together. They're all 3 word sentence so I could have something to say to you instead of the 3 words that are... that are killing me. The 3 words that you know I feel but I can't say them, because it would be cruel to say them, because I am no good for you. I don't wanna torture you. I don't wanna look at you longingly when I know I can't be with you. So, yeah, I'm smiling and I'm saying 'Take care now'. I'm letting you off the hook. I'm trying, I'm trying so hard to let you off the hook. I'm trying to make it right. What I did to you. Can't you see that? I'm just trying to make it right.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [gives the paper back] Take care now.


"Grey's Anatomy: No Man's Land (#1.4)" (2005)
Dr. Cristina Yang: You are 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.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: It's makeup. It's retouching.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You get that we hate you, right?


"Grey's Anatomy: The End Is the Beginning Is the End (#9.11)" (2013)
Dr. Meredith Grey: We could buy a house.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: We have a house.
Dr. Meredith Grey: We could buy another house.
Dr. Derek Shepherd: We could buy five houses.
Dr. Cristina Yang: We could buy five houses with yards the size of football fields.
Dr. Meredith Grey: We could by the team to play on the fields.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Who would play against them?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Well, we would buy another team...
Dr. Alex Karev: I should have been on that damn plane!


"Grey's Anatomy: Sympathy for the Devil (#5.12)" (2009)
Dr. Owen Hunt: I thought of it, I thought of my best surgery ever.
Dr. Cristina Yang: You're wearing shoes in my shower!
Dr. Owen Hunt: My first blast injury in the field: body was mangled - home made explosive device, copper and wires embedded five inches deep in the abdomen, arms and legs hanging on my threads of skin... never seen anything like it, not in textbook, not in residency. Incredible, body full of holes. A trauma surgeon's dream. I put tourniquets on where I could, started tying off the arteries with my bares hands, but the bleeding was everywhere; stomach, chest. Best pressure I could think off was my own body so I... I laid there for two hours on top of him, not moving, trying to keep that dam from bursting with my hands and knees and my elbows. Body full of holes, and... and he never bled out. I wouldn't let him. He made it to the hospital, he made it home, a month later he sent me a letter thanking me for saving his life and then he shot himself. That was my best surgery. And my worst.


"Grey's Anatomy: Time Has Come Today (#3.1)" (2006)
Dr. Alex Karev: Izzie. Izzie! Come on.
Dr. George O'Malley: [George sighs] Ok, she's been in there all night, we have to do something.
Dr. Alex Karev: Yeah.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Yeah.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Why are you all looking at me?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, this is familiar territory for you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: There is nothing familiar about this. Unfamiliar. Denny died. The man she loves, died.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Yeah, but you're all dark and twisty inside.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Dark and twisty?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Well, your mother with the Alzheimer's thing, and the father you don't talk to.
Dr. Alex Karev: And the tequila thing, and the inappropriate men thing.
Dr. George O'Malley: You are dark and twisty inside Meredith and now Izzie is dark and twisty inside.
Dr. Meredith Grey: So all of a sudden I'm the president of people with crappy lives?
Dr. George O'Malley: Seriously, we have to do something. Someone has to go in there.
[they all look at Meredith]


"Grey's Anatomy: Break on Through (#2.15)" (2006)
Dr. Sydney Heron: [In surgery] Anyone care to probe the wound?
Dr. Alex Karev, Dr. Cristina Yang: [In unison] I do.
Dr. Alex Karev: I'd really like to try your method of "healing with love."
Dr. Sydney Heron: I like the way you think, Alex. You do the honors.


"Grey's Anatomy: I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked (#6.12)" (2010)
Dr. Callie Torres: OK, she saw me, now I can go
Dr. Cristina Yang: She's just getting started.
Dr. Callie Torres: No, I have a headache I need coffee.
Dr. Arizona Robbins: I have a cure for a headache that doesn't involve coffee.
[Christina looks over at Callie]
Dr. Arizona Robbins: [Callie smiles, while Arizona leaves]


"Grey's Anatomy: Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response (#2.26)" (2006)
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: I cut the L-VAD wire.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Actually, I cut the L-VAD wire.
Dr. George O'Malley: No, I did it. I'm the one who cut the wire.
[pause, Christina remains silent and George gives her a nudge]
Christina Yang: Fine. I cut the L-vad wire.
Dr. Alex Karev: I didn't do anything I'm totally innocent.
[everyone starts yelling at Alex, except Dr. Webber]
Dr. Richard Webber: People! I know who did this so you might as well come clean. I know!


"Grey's Anatomy: Let the Angels Commit (#3.6)" (2006)
Dr. Cristina Yang: The whole point behind hanging out with really old guy is that he doesn't talk!


"Grey's Anatomy: Sympathy for the Parents (#6.19)" (2010)
Dr. Meredith Grey: Ask Bailey to do it pro-bono.
Dr. Alex Karev: I can't ask her to do that.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Alex, he's your brother.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Evil's spawn has a brother?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Aaron, Christina Yang.
Aaron Karev: Nice to meet you, Dr. Yang. I'm Aaron Karev.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh. My God. You're so nice.
[to Alex]
Dr. Cristina Yang: He's so nice. Why can't you be nice like your brother?
[to Aaron]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Angel's spawn.
Dr. Alex Karev: Why can't you?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Fair enough.


"Grey's Anatomy: A Change Is Gonna Come (#4.1)" (2007)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [to her interns] I have five rules. Memorize them. Rule number one, don't bother sucking up. I already hate you, that's not gonna change.
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: Trauma protocol, phone lists, pagers. The nurses will page you, you answer every page at a run. A run. That's rule number two...
[notices the interns are not following her... ]
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens: You're supposed to follow me.
Dr. Alex Karev: Your first shift starts now and lasts 36 hours. You're grunts, nobodies, the bottom of the surgical food chain. You run labs, write orders, work every second night until you drop. And you don't complain. You NEVER complain.
Dr. Meredith Grey: On call rooms. Sleep when you can, where you can. You know, but not with anybody. Not attendings, especially not attendings. Sleeping with attendings, not a good idea. Where was I?
Dr. George O'Malley: Er, rule number three. If you're sleeping, do not wake you unless the patient is actually dying.
Dr. Cristina Yang: The dying patient better not be dead when I get there, because not only will you have killed someone, you will have woken me for no good reason. Are we clear? Yes?
Dr. Lexie Grey: [... raising her hand... ] That was four rules, you said five.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Rule number five. When I move, you move...
[awkward pause as nobody moves... ]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Go!...
[Cristina's interns scramble off... ]


"Grey's Anatomy: The Girl with No Name (#8.20)" (2012)
Dr. Alex Karev: What do you guys know about Carson Methodist?
Dr. Cristina Yang: Nothing. I'd like to keep it that way.
Dr. Alex Karev: [sighs] It's in Toledo, or an hour outside, I guess. I interview next week.
Dr. Cristina Yang: [looks to Meredith] Where's Toledo?
Dr. Meredith Grey: Canada.


"Grey's Anatomy: Let the Truth Sting (#4.3)" (2007)
Dr. Cristina Yang: What's the matter? Couldn't find his LVAD Wire?
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: It was Coincidence
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh well. I'm scrubbing in on Meredith's hemiglossectomy
[Meredith walks in]
Dr. Meredith Grey: She's faking it. She's faking sadness.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Okay I have an old guy trying to kill himself. So I don't have time for you two and your fake drama


"Grey's Anatomy: Drowning on Dry Land (#3.16)" (2007)
Dr. Cristina Yang: [after finding out about Meredith] It's Meredith?
Dr. Alex Karev: Yeah
Dr. Cristina Yang: Are you sure? Did you see her? Because it could be...
Dr. Alex Karev: [grabs her arm] It's Meredith.
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh.
[sees Derek crying in hall]
Dr. Cristina Yang: Oh.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: She will come through this. She *will* come through this.
Dr. George O'Malley: People die.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: I know people die. People die in front of us every day. But Meredith will survive this. I believe - I - I believe in the good. I believe that it's been a hell of a year, and I believe that in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, we'll all be okay. I believe a lot of things. I believe that - I believe that Denny is always with me. And I believe that if I eat a tub of butter and no one sees me, then calories don't count. And I believe that surgeons who prefer staples over stitches are just lazy.
[to George]
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: And I believe that you are a man who made a terrible mistake marrying Callie. And I believe that because I am your best friend, I can tell you this and we can be okay. I believe that even though you made this mistake, *you* will be okay. I believe we survive, George. I believe that believing we survive is what makes us survive.