Dr. Gregory House: They're out there, doctors, lawyers postal workers some of them doing great some of them doing lousy. Are you going to base your whole life on who you got stuck in a room with?
Eve: I'm going to base this moment on who I'm stuck in a room with. It's what life is. It's a series of rooms and who we get stuck in those rooms with adds up to what our lives are.
Eve: Time changes everything.
Dr. Gregory House: That's what people say, it's not true. Doing things changes things. Not doing things leaves things exactly as they were.
[a patient is screaming in agony and running around the ER]
Pharmacist: Should I get a sedative?
Dr. Gregory House: No, I'm good, thanks.
Dr. Wilson: [to House] Are we role-playing? Am I you? I don't want to be you.
Dr. Gregory House: If you believe in eternity, then life is irrelevant. The same way a bug is irrelevant in comparison to the universe.
Eve: If you don't believe in eternity, then what you do here is irrelevant.
Dr. Gregory House: Your actions *here* are all that matters.
Eve: Then nothing matters. There's no ultimate consequence. I couldn't live like that.
Dr. Gregory House: So you need to think that the guy who did this to you is gonna be punished.
Eve: I need to know that it all means something. I need that comfort.
Dr. Gregory House: Yeah. Are you feeling comfortable? You feeling good right now? Feel warm inside?
Eve: I was raped. What's your excuse?
Patient #5: [taking his pulse] Got it.
Dr. Gregory House: Start counting.
Dr. Gregory House: How many?
Patient #5: Twenty-six.
Dr. Gregory House: Okay... Either you suck at math, or you're gonna die in two seconds.
[pauses for two seconds, nothing happens]
Dr. Gregory House: You suck at math.
Dr. Gregory House: he's eight years old and he swallowed something stuck to a fridge? Darwin says - let him die!
Dr. Wilson: Tell her the truth.
Dr. Allison Cameron: [Cut to Cameron] Tell her your life has been good.
Dr. Gregory House: It hasn't been.
Dr. Allison Cameron: Tell her anyway. She wants hope. She wants to know that what happened to her wasn't the norm. Things can be okay, which means maybe they can be okay for her again.
Dr. Eric Foreman: [Cut to Foreman] Tell her your life sucked.
Dr. Gregory House: It didn't.
Dr. Eric Foreman: Tell her anyway. She wants to know she's not alone. She wants to know she's gonna survive this, that other people have been through this and worse and come out the other end. She wants to know she's gonna heal. Act like... you healed.
Dr. Robert Chase: [Cut to Chase] Tell her... Keep her asleep.
Dr. Gregory House: Thanks. You've all been a huge help.
Dr. Gregory House: We are selfish based creatures crawling on this earth. But because we have brains we aspire to achieve something that is less than pure evil.
Dr. Gregory House: [to Cuddy while dropping off folders to the Nurse's Station] Diagnosis. Prescription. You owe me 30.
[Goes to an exam room with a very attractive female patient. Returns later. Quietly to Cuddy]
Dr. Gregory House: I owe you 10.
Dr. Robert Chase: There's no wrong answer, because there's no right answer.
Eve: [discussing abortion] Every life is sacred.
Dr. Gregory House: Oh, talk to me! Don't quote bumper-stickers!
Dr. Gregory House: Wake up. It's not as bad as what happened to you, I don't think. I don't know what happened to you. But given how lousy you're responding, I assume it was worse than getting abused by your grandmother.
Eve: What did she do to you?
Dr. Gregory House: My parents traveled a lot, and they'd leave me with her. She liked things the way she liked them. And she believed in discipline. She was right, I suppose, because I hardly ever screwed up when she was around. Too scared of being forced to sleep in the yard or take a bath in ice. Your turn.
Eve: Your parents, they... they never stopped her?
Dr. Gregory House: I never told them.
Dr. Gregory House: [to a patient overly concerned with personal grooming] I'm wearing a rumpled shirt and I forgot to brush my hair this week. You have Athlete's Foot in your nose. I'm ready to be judged.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: I'll pay you $10 for every patient you diagnose without touching. You pay me $10 for every one you have to touch.
Dr. Gregory House: You're making this a game for me. From which I can only conclude this isn't a game for you.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: No.
Dr. Gregory House: Why? You think if I deal with enough people I'll find some humanity?
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: ...Yes.
Dr. Allison Cameron: [Cameron and Foreman are giving House advice] You need to get her to talk about what happened.
Dr. Eric Foreman: No, he doesn't.
Dr. Allison Cameron: Pretending it didn't happen won't...
Dr. Eric Foreman: Wrong! Pretending this didn't happen is the best thing she could possibly do.
Dr. Allison Cameron: She's gotta make this real.
Dr. Eric Foreman: You know what we should be trying to make real, the process? The few decent moments in our lives, not the crap.
Dr. Allison Cameron: Maybe you're right, except that there's no way that she can pretend this didn't happen so she has no choice but to process it.
Dr. Gregory House: You gotta get me out of this. There's nothing to diagnose. There's nothing...
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: You only tested her for STDs?
Dr. Gregory House: I have seven morons who forgot their raincoats. It's all they asked for, so I didn't waste the lab's time, why?
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: I wasted their time. She's pregnant.
Dr. Gregory House: [enters Cuddy's office] I need someone to cover a patient.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: House ...
Dr. Gregory House: She was raped! ... Still think I'm the doctor for her?
Dr. Gregory House: [Handing a folder to the nurse's station] Make a note drug-seeking-behavior.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: Morphine?
Dr. Gregory House: No. Anal-digital-stimulation.