7 Best Grey's Anatomy Speeches, Ranked

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You’re lying if you say you’ve never used the wise words of Grey’s Anatomy in your daily life. We've all caught ourselves quoting one of our favorite doctors from time to time. And for good reason. Grey's Anatomy speeches are some of the best in television history.

There have been so many memorable speeches on the show, it's difficult to narrow them down to the absolute best. Chances are you've cried your eyes out to at least one of these-- whether that's tears of joy or sadness.

Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) seems to have most of the famous lines on Grey's to herself. It's almost not fair to the rest of the doctors how smart and great with words she is. We're not surprised to have Cristina show up quite a few times on the list.

After 14 heartwarming and heartbreaking seasons of Grey's Anatomy, we've got a ton of great content to relive and enjoy.

You'll probably recognize each one of these speeches and remember exactly how you felt the first time you heard it. So go ahead, take a look at our ranking of the best Grey’s speeches of all time, you’ll definitely agree!

And don't forget to vote for your favorite (and least favorite) Grey's speech of all time. Because your voice deserves to be heard.

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  • You Are My Person

    Community Score: 12
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    Everyone knows that Meredith is Cristina's person, but there's an exact moment when that all started. Cristina put Meredith's information down as her emergency contact before her abortion, designating her as her person from there on out.

  • Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me

    Community Score: 8
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    This little speech by Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) always seems to come up. In the midst of Addison Montgomery's (Kate Walsh) arrival in Seattle, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) is unsure if he should be with her or Meredith. Meredith confronts him and lets it all out, leading up to the famous, "Pick me, choose me, love me."

  • He's Not The Sun

    Community Score: 8
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    In Cristina's famous speech to Meredith before she left the show, she told her, "He's very dreamy, but he's not the sun, you are." Cristina reminds Meredith how amazing she is with or without Derek. Just another reason we love and miss Cristina.

  • Elevator Proposal

    Community Score: 6
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    Derek's proposal speech to Meredith was nothing short of extraordinary. He even had the walls of the elevator covered in brain scans of cases they worked on together. We bet you'll never see a proposal like that again!

  • Today's The Day My Life Begins

    Community Score: 5
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    Alex Karev's (Justin CHambers) wedding vows to Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) are some of the most sentimental words we've ever heard on Grey's Anatomy. We really get to see the growth of his maturity up to this point in time. Alex has come a long way, and his love and dedication to Izzie are quite evident through his vows.

  • My Hands Felt His Heart Stop Beating

    Community Score: 3
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    We never really get to see the raw emotional side of Cristina, and this speech she gave to Owen showed us just that. She told the story of the time she watched her father die. Cristina further explains that this is the reason she got into medicine in the first place.

  • I Can't Live Like This

    Community Score: -1
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    After Alex begs Izzie to tear up her DNR before going into surgery, she explains to him why she can't. Izzie says she doesn't want to spend the rest of her life in a hospital bed, and asks Alex to try to understand. It's impossible to hold back tears for this one.