If Tomorrow Never Comes

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

A couple hundred years ago...
Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success..
"never leave that till tomorrow," he said, "what you can do today."
This is the man who discovered electricity...
You'd think more of us would listen to what he had to say...
I don't know why we put things off..
but if I had to guess..
I'd say it has a lot to do with fear..
fear of failure..
fear of pain..
fear of rejection...
Sometimes, the fear is just of making a decision...
because what if you're wrong?..
What if you're making a mistake you can't undo?..

- If they find out, what can they - can they kick me out, or...
- No...Not officially.
You'll just get edged out, blacklisted, banned from his surgeries, passed over for chief resident. It'll be humiliating, but you'll live.

Whatever it is we're afraid of, one thing holds true..
if, by the time the pain of not doing a thing gets worse than the fear of doing it..
it can feel like we're carrying around a giant tumor.

- Do you really want to die a liar?
- I'm not..I'm not dying.

- You got a hot doctor who likes to make you open up and say "ahh." It's the american dream. Stop whining about it.

- When we walk in this door, you will maintain decorum. You will not laugh, vomit, or drop your jaw.

- Ms. Connor's surgery, should we choose to proceed, will take most, if not all, of the surgeons off the floor, which means you people will have to work extra hard not to kill anyone, 'cause we won't be there to fix your mistakes.

People do things every day that they know could kill them
doesn't mean they want to die.

- You know, you're not the only one... to put things off. I mean, I never do anything till the last possible minute.

- Seriously? You're equating your pathetic love life with my record-breaking tumor?

- I'm drowning in estrogen here.

The early bird catches the worm.
A stitch in time saves nine.

He who hesitates is lost...
We can't pretend we haven't been told...
We've all heard the proverbs..
heard the philosophers..
heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time..
heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day...
Still, sometimes..
we have to see for ourselves...
We have to make our own mistakes..
We have to learn our own lessons..
We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore..
until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant...
that knowing is better than wondering...
that waking is better than sleeping...
and that even the biggest failure..
even the worst, most intractable mistake..
beats the hell out of never trying.

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