37 Amelia Shepherd Quotes from 'Grey's Anatomy' for Inquisitive Minds
Amelia Shepherd from the hit series "Grey's Anatomy" has captivated viewers with her deep outlook on life with a touch of medical perspective. Here are 37 quotes from this character that provide ample food for thought.
Amelia Shepherd's journey in the medical drama series is quite intense, as her story is about battling her inner demons and overcoming obstacles. She is a brilliant neurosurgeon but faces many challenges in her personal and professional life.
One of the challenging things she has to deal with is her addiction. But through it all, Amelia shows tremendous growth as a surgeon, and she forms some close relationships with her colleagues and loved ones.
In addition to keeping fans hooked with her drama, Shepherd's words of wisdom were iconic. From witty one-liners to super inspiring speeches, she's got it all. Read her 37 insightful anecdotes below.
Amelia Shepherd's Best Quotes in 'Grey's Anatomy'
"Life will always find a way to continue. Always. Life will out." — Amelia Shepherd
"I like her. She makes me not the crazy sister." — Amelia Shepherd
"If you aren't willing to keep looking for light in the darkest of places without stopping, even when it seems impossible, you will never succeed." — Amelia Shepherd
"My love for you, the affection, that was not a symptom. And I know that because the affection is still there." — Amelia Shepherd
"Until you've had to walk in my shoes, I need you to cut me some slack and back the hell off." — Amelia Shepherd
"Never let go. Never give up. Never surrender. Fight the good fight. You fight even when it seems inevitable you're about to go down swinging." — Amelia Shepherd
"I gave a surgeon her hands back today. I gave a husband his wife, a son his mother..." — Amelia Shepherd
"No one remembers easy. They remember the blood and the bones and the long agonizing fight to the top. And that is how you become legendary." — Amelia Shepherd
"My God, you are chiseled–like a statue. It's like your chin has muscles." — Amelia Shepherd
"You defeated death. Mere mortals cannot do that. Only we can. Only freaking superheroes." — Amelia Shepherd
"I'm right here. They can't hear me. Oh, crap. Am I gorked? Oh, crap!" — Amelia Shepherd
"The key though win or lose, is to never fail." — Amelia Shepherd
"You bet on my marriage after you didn't come to my wedding?" — Amelia Shepherd
"I'm fine, I'm great, I'm horrible, I'm devastated. But ok." — Amelia Shepherd
"It's harder to love somebody than to walk away from them." — Amelia Shepherd
"I'm sick to death of people wanting to discuss my feelings." — Amelia Shepherd
"Owen, what you're doing is beautiful. You're fostering him. You're... You're being there for him when nobody else is." — Amelia Shepherd
"A day into my last detox, I was afraid I was gonna die. The next day, I was afraid I wasn't. You just got to keep telling yourself it is not forever." — Amelia Shepherd
Amelia Shepherd's Insightful Conversations with Her Colleagues
"Amelia Shepherd: He's the most arrogant teacher I ever had. I didn't want to call him for this, but...
Thomas Koracick: Say it. You have to say it. Out loud.
Amelia Shepherd: You're the best." — "Grey's Anatomy"
"Meredith Grey: Are you sure you don't want me to call your mom?
Amelia Shepherd: No. She didn't come for my wedding. She doesn't get to come for my tumor." — "Grey's Anatomy"
"Amelia Shepherd: I'm fine. I just... I need you to just follow my plan.
Thomas Koracick: I'm not gonna follow your plan because the part of your brain that makes plans is compromised. Your plans, your judgment, your decision-making, your impulse control... it's all tumor. You understand? You are not a sound mind now, and you haven't been for years." — "Grey's Anatomy"
"Amelia Shepherd: Her brain scan is clear. And it's a sexy brain. She's 66?
Jo Wilson: Oh, well, if you believe her, then she's 166 'cause she's a time-traveler." — "Grey's Anatomy"
"Alex Karev (about Koracick): Send him home.
Amelia Shepherd: We didn't make it into the contest. We have no funding. As much as you want to help Kimmie, you can't help me with the physics of high-energy ultrasound. Koracick may be a tool, but he is the kind of tool that we need right now. See how I did that? Tool/tool?
Alex Karev: He doesn't go anywhere near Kimmie. He doesn't even get to meet her.
Amelia Shepherd: Oh, God, no. Kimmie's got enough problems." — "Grey's Anatomy"
"Owen Hunt: Okay, okay. I can't believe this is happening.
Amelia Shepherd: It is. It's good.
Alex Karev: Oh, dude. You're so screwed right now." — "Grey's Anatomy"
Amelia Shepherd's Quotes That Challenge Your Perspective
"There are 100 billion neurons in the human brain making and re-making connections. Helping us with math. Remembering our keys, our dad's voice. Working hard all the time. So when the brain is faulty, it's a big re-wiring job, and there's no margin for error." — Amelia Shepherd
"When you're going into surgery, you worry you won't wake up. But with brain surgery, you worry you will wake up, but you won't be there when you do." — Amelia Shepherd
"The trouble with crossed wires is you don't know they happened until it's too late. So we have to be very careful with our connections. They take time, care, and attention. They take vigilance and single-mindedness. We re-connect everything we can as carefully as we can. And then we just have to pray to God that we got it right." — Amelia Shepherd
"Yeah, okay, I got it. You don't want to look at me. I get it. Do you think that I want to be out there hanging out outside your door like some pathetic little rat looking for scraps? Do you think that feels good for me? I—I have been out there trying to figure out how to make amends... as if that would matter to you." — Amelia Shepherd to Meredith
"I know I'm a mess... who talks too much and feels too much, and I know that it drives you crazy, but that is the one way I know how to stay sober, and every time I try to suck it up and shut up and just be cold and normal, I end up drunk... or on pills or at a funeral." — Amelia Shepherd
"Do you know what it felt like to walk into that trauma room and see you on that table and think to myself, 'Great. I did it again. Here comes another funeral.'" — Amelia Shepherd
"It's my 30-day chip. I'm sober, and I'm starting back at work on Monday, so I'm trying. I'm trying." — Amelia Shepherd
"You are gonna have to tell Meredith because I can't do it. (about her tumor) She's been telling me I'm crazy for years, and, um... this kind of makes me... kind of makes her right. And I hate that. I... I that more than anything, I-I hate that." — Amelia Shepherd
"You look at me like we're the same age and we could have fun. And I might have made the same mistakes if I were you, but we're not the same age; I am about 100 years older than I look." — Amelia Shepherd
"I moved here to start something. To build a new life." — Amelia Shepherd
"You don't know me. Not really. You don't even know where I've been or what I've had to overcome. Because you never had to. You've never lost the love of your life. You never cried over the body of the person you loved most in this world. You don't know how that messes a person up. You never had to claw your way back from that. But I have." — Amelia Shepherd
"I'm still trying to pull myself together, and I'm doing the very best that I can." — Amelia Shepherd
"Your last high. It is like a demon, and it is dying a painful death right now. And it knows it's dying, so it's trying to push me away so that it can live. But I am the exorcist. I'm protected. So the demon can say whatever it wants. I'm good." — Amelia Shepherd
Through the rollercoaster of emotions she experiences, Amelia—portrayed by actress Catherine Scorsone—shows vulnerability and strength in equal measure. Her journey of rekindling relationships, coming to terms with her past, and facing uncertainty with courage is inspiring for many.
Amelia's story reminds us that even in the darkest times, there is hope for redemption and growth. The show's gifted cast members include Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin McKidd, Katherine Heigl, and Jesse Williams.
Like Amelia, Cristina Yang, another beloved character from "Grey's Anatomy," has captivated fans with her quotes that reflect her beauty, intelligence, and grace under the intense pressures of the medical field.