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A photo of Miranda Bailey with her quote, "You are a powerful woman, and you know your own mind." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork
A photo of Miranda Bailey with her quote, "You are a powerful woman, and you know your own mind." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

31 Miranda Bailey Quotes That Inspire Resilience & Brilliance in You

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
May 08, 2023
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Fans adore Miranda Bailey, a captivating character in the wildly popular TV drama "Grey's Anatomy," for embodying brilliance as both a doctor and a woman. To honor her, we have compiled 31 Miranda Bailey quotes to enjoy.

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The 2005 series "Grey's Anatomy" revolves around the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors, among whom is Dr. Miranda Bailey, a surgical resident at Seattle Grace Hospital.

Despite her strict and harsh demeanor, which has earned her the nickname "The Nazi," she commands respect from her interns. Bailey is married and faces the challenge of infertility while trying to mentor and mold her interns into confident and competent surgeons.

Bailey may seem grumpy and distant on the outside, but don't let that fool you—she's got a heart full of compassion and a tough-love personality. If you're looking for some wisdom to live by, check out some of her most profound quotes below.

Miranda Bailey's quote: "We're all scared! I mean if you're not scared you're not paying attention." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

Miranda Bailey's quote: "We're all scared! I mean if you're not scared you're not paying attention." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

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Miranda Bailey's Unforgettable Quotes

"Rule number one: Don't bother sucking up. I already hate you, that's not gonna change." — Miranda Bailey

"I'm going to stop listening to you because the words you are saying are hurting me." — Miranda Bailey

"You don't get to talk anymore. You don't get to talk ever again." — Miranda Bailey

"Stop, right there. I don't need to know this." — Miranda Bailey

"I'm short, so my punches land low." — Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey's quote: "And also, you can remember, that no man, not Derek, not Mark, defines who you are." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

Miranda Bailey's quote: "And also, you can remember, that no man, not Derek, not Mark, defines who you are." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

"His daughter's hair is 31 flavors of wrong. It's hard on the eyes." — Miranda Bailey

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"I'm busy holding myself together with tape and glue." — Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey's Quotes That Are Thought-Provoking

"But at the end of the day, the fact that we show up for each other, in spite of our differences, no matter what we believe, is reason enough to keep believing." — Miranda Bailey

"Did you know that carrying a boy in your uterus means that you burn 10% more calories than if you had a girl? Guess what I'm carrying?" — Miranda Bailey

"And also, you can remember, that no man, not Derek, not Mark, defines who you are." — Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey's quote: "When someone congratulates you, you look them in the eye and say thank you." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

Miranda Bailey's quote: "When someone congratulates you, you look them in the eye and say thank you." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

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"Because I need something more. I know you all have your messy love lives and your secrets and your silliness, but I want more. I need something to hold on to..." — Miranda Bailey

"Okay, first of all, you do not need the law or a priest or your mother to make your wedding real..." — Miranda Bailey

"Because they had me. I need a me, and I believe that you can be a me for me. I need you to be my me. That's what they don't know I'd like to appoint you chief of general surgery." — Miranda Bailey

"No one holds a scalpel until I'm so happy I'm Mary Freaking Poppins." — Miranda Bailey

"When you look back on your life, the only thing that matters is: Did you spend it doing what you love? With the people you love? Were you happy? Did you make the most of this beautiful, terrifying, messed-up life? Did you let go of all the things that held you back? So you can hold on to what matters most?" — Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey's quote: "Never be afraid to stand up for yourself. Just be sure you are right when you do." — Miranda Bailey | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

Miranda Bailey's quote: "Never be afraid to stand up for yourself. Just be sure you are right when you do." — Miranda Bailey | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

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"I'm rising above... I'm rising above and do not want to be crossed while I'm busy rising." — Miranda Bailey

"You just have to know. And when you don't know? No one can fault you for it. You do what you can, when you can, while you can. When you can't, you can't." — Miranda Bailey

"I am not dying. My heart is strong and powerful just like me. I'm very much alive, and so are you. And it is urgent. It... is... urgent that we celebrate being alive right here, right now, naked." — Miranda Bailey

"I know better than to show up to this hospital before I'm ready, I know better than to put a child's life in my hands before I am ready, and I am ready to do my job. Now, I would appreciate everyone doing their own jobs, too." — Miranda Bailey

"You are a powerful woman, and you know your own mind." — Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey's quote: "A lot of people in my life have let me down and one of them was me." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

Miranda Bailey's quote: "A lot of people in my life have let me down and one of them was me." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

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More Inspiring Quotes from Miranda Bailey

"You did a terrible thing. It doesn't mean you're a terrible person." — Miranda Bailey

"Never be afraid to stand up for yourself. Just be sure you are right when you do." — Miranda Bailey

"I am woman. Hear me roar." — Miranda Bailey

"If I told you that my heart hurt so much sometimes I want to rip it from my chest with my own little hands... I would fall apart. And I don't have time to fall apart." — Miranda Bailey

"When someone congratulates you, you look them in the eye and say thank you." — Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey's quote: "Okay, first of all, you do not need the law or a priest or your mother to make your wedding real..." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

Miranda Bailey's quote: "Okay, first of all, you do not need the law or a priest or your mother to make your wedding real..." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

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"A lot of people in my life have let me down and one of them was me." — Miranda Bailey

"It's not hard. It's painful but it's not hard. You know what to do already. If you didn't you wouldn't be in this much pain." — Miranda Bailey

"We're all scared! I mean if you're not scared you're not paying attention." — Miranda Bailey

"Bad things happen, but you have to move past it. Leave it behind. The sooner, the better. Or it'll eat away at you and stop you from moving forward." — Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey's quote: "No one holds a scalpel until I'm so happy I'm Mary Freaking Poppins." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

Miranda Bailey's quote: "No one holds a scalpel until I'm so happy I'm Mary Freaking Poppins." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

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"As doctors, we know more about the human body now than at any other point in our history. But the miracle of life itself - why people live and die, why they hurt or get hurt - is still a mystery." — Miranda Bailey

"The story goes on to say that God created man in his own image, but there's not much proof of that. After all, God made the sun and the moon and the stars, and all man makes is trouble. And when man finds himself in trouble, which is most of the time, he turns to something bigger than himself, to love or fate or religion. To make sense of it all." — Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey's quote: "Rule number one: Don't bother sucking up. I already hate you, that's not gonna change." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

Miranda Bailey's quote: "Rule number one: Don't bother sucking up. I already hate you, that's not gonna change." | Source: youtube.com/ABCNetwork

Chandra Wilson breathed life into Miranda's character in the series with a stellar performance. Alongside her, the show boasts a talented cast, including Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, and Sandra Oh as Christina Yang.

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As we honor Miranda's legacy, her empowering words serve as a poignant reminder to cherish the things that truly matter, to advocate for ourselves, and never to allow challenges to dictate our destiny.

Jo Wilson, another character from "Grey's Anatomy," has also captured the hearts of fans with her inspiring quotes and achieved the same level of fame as Miranda in the acclaimed TV show.

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