Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Meredith Grey...

Meredith Grey is a quote mecca. This is another reason why I love Grey's....
Also, Big thank you to everyone who is thinking/praying for me. Please continue to do so because things are not much better.

"You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is its hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true."

"At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That's how we're made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines...that are way too dangerous to cross."

"Pain, you just have to ride it out, hope it goes away on its own, hope the wound that caused it heals. There are no solutions, no easy answers, you just breath deep and wait for it to subside. Most of the time pain can be managed but sometimes the pain gets you where you least expect it. Hits way below the belt and doesn't let up. Pain, you just have to fight through, because the truth is you can't outrun it and life always makes more."

"Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired, we are scared, denying it doesn't change the truth. Sooner or later we have to put aside our denial and face the world. Head on, guns blazing. De Nile. It's not just a river in Egypt, it's a freakin' ocean. So how do you keep from drowning in it?"

"A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people 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 have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, 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? The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we hadn'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 really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying."

16 comments:

Mandy said...

You're right..her quotes are the best! And did you know that every night from 6-9 they repeat episodes of Grey's on Lifetime?!?!It's been the perfect way to end my day the past few weeks...still praying for you!

Jessica said...

I love this!! Is this from an episode of Grey's? I sadly never caught on to this show and I always regret it. I need to start renting the seasons and get caught up!
I'm sorry you are going through some pain right now. But just think... just through your blog alone you have tons of people praying for you. God is always with us, and if we let him, will always bear the burden of our pain for us. I hope whatever this is passes by quickly!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Dang...every week I hear those but seeing them in writing is so much better! I'm a visual learner, what can I say!

Selma said...

Her quotes are amazing!!!! Hearing them is great, but seeing them now in writing is just way better. Thanks for sharing. :D

BakerGirl said...

Dude, I have all of these quotes on some document/fb/other random areas on my computer. When I was going through a really tough time her monologues really spoke to me, and they still do.

Stay strong :-)

Ashley said...

I love Meredith. :)

Katie said...

who doesn't love a little Mere quote every once in a while :)

jenn said...

i love meredith's quotes :o)

praying for you daily.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

Great quotes. Stay strong woman. You are fantastic and never forget it!! :)

Mrs. Dew said...

Some times I love Mer and sometimes she's so depressed it gets on my nerves. Nevertheless, she's got some great quotes!

Abbie said...

Yeah, her quotes are the best!

Sending lots of hugs your way!

Kristin said...

I totally agree...and I think quote mecca might be my new favorite phrase :) The one about fairy tales is a personal favorite...and the one about boundaries.......SO GOOD! Thanks for the quotes :)

Laura and Ryan said...

Yep, love Meredith and her quotes. Sending some serious bloggy love your way girl :)

Carrie said...

I couldn't agree with you more. And the first one has actually been a favorite of mine for a long time. :)

Justine said...

I loooooove Meredith! :)

~KS said...

That last one is my favorite...