Intimacy is a four syllable word for here’s my heart and soul. Please grind them into hamburger and enjoy! It’s both desired and feared. Difficult to live with and impossible to live without. Intimacy also comes attached to life’s three R’s: relatives, romance, and roommates. There are some things you cant escape and other things you just dont want to know.
I wish there were a rule book for intimacy. Some kind of a guide that could tell you when you’ve crossed the line. It would be nice if you could see it coming. No matter how you fit it on a map, you take it where you can get it and keep it as long as you can. And as for the rules, maybe there are none. Maybe the rules of intimacy are something you have to define for yourself.
-Meredith Grey (Season1, Ep.4- No Man’s Land)
Okay, anyone who says you can sleep when you die, tell them to come talk to me after a few months as an intern. Of course, it’s not just the job that keeps us up all night. I mean if life is so hard already, why do we bring down more trouble on ourself? Why do we hit the self destruct button?
Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we’re wired that way cause without it, i don’t know, maybe we just wouldn’t feel real. What’s that saying, why do i keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when i stop.
-Meredith Grey (Season1, Ep.7-The Self Destruction Button)