‘Somebody Sedate Me!’ These 45+ Cristina Yang Quotes Are Everything

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There have been many, many (many!) medical shows to come along in the last two decades, but Grey’s Anatomy is arguably the most popular. And that says a lot considering how much heartbreak showrunner Shonda Rhimes has put fans through since Grey’s premiered in 2005. One major reason for fans’ steadfast devotion? Cristina Yang. Ultimately, she left Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for undoubtedly safer, greener pastures in Switzerland. However, the iconic Cristina Yang quotes she left with us solidify why she has remained a fan favorite years after her departure.

After all, before Cristina traveled to Zurich, she was Meredith Grey’s person — one half of the Twister Sisters, or the Annoying Twins. Alongside Mer and the other OG residents, she survived everything from plane crashes to terrible breakups (still pissed at Preston Burke, TBH) and every other mind-blowing plot twist you can imagine. Outweighing those, though, were the good times. Remember all the moments Cristina and Mer danced it out? How about when Cristina fell in love with Owen? She also became a godmother. And, yep, she saved countless lives. In the process, Cristina cemented her status as the best “cardio god” that will ever exist on TV.

In all honesty, we’re still holding out hope she’ll come back to Mer before the series ends. Until then, we’ll keep poring over these classic Cristina Yang quotes.


Best Cristina Yang Quotes

  1. “Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. There are no teams here, no buddies. You’re on your own. Be on your own.”
  2. “According to Google, you don’t exist.”
  3. “If you want crappy things to stop happening to you, then stop accepting crap and demand something more.”
  4. “I’m not a spoon. I’m a knife, and I’m going to stab you in the eyeball.”
  5. “She’s my person. If I murdered someone, she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor. She’s my person.”
  6. “Oh, screw beautiful. I’m brilliant. If you want to appease me, compliment my brain.”
  7. “We have been friends for a long time. Want to know how? By not watching each other poop.”
  8. “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it, to stand there trembling, not moving, assuming the worst that can happen, or we can step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant.”
  9. “Don’t let what he wants eclipse what you need. He’s very dreamy, but he’s not the sun. You are.”
  10. “I don’t have a sour puss. This is just my face.”
  11. “I can do hot in my sleep. I look hot in scrubs. I’m a hot person.”
  12. “Pretty good is not enough; I wanna be great.”
  13. “Being aware of your crap and actually overcoming your crap are two very different things.”
  14. “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next.”
  15. “I am laughing, just not externally.”
  16. “I’m glad he’s getting laid. I should be getting laid. My work suffers when I’m not. It’s bad for humanity.”
  17. “It was an impossible decision, and I stand by it.”
  18. “There comes a point where it all becomes too much. When we get too tired to fight anymore. So we give up. That’s where the real work begins. To find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all.”
  19. People have babies all over the place: Taxi cabs, high school, bathrooms.”
  20. “Should I sleep, or should I shower? I could sleep in the shower, but I’m also starving.”
  21. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that it only takes one person, one patient, one moment to change your life forever, to change your perspective, color your thinking.”
  22. “I won’t have time to talk to you. I’ll be too busy being better than you.”
  23. “Believe it or not, not everything I do is about competition.”
  24. “I haven’t had sex for like three days, and I think it’s giving me superpowers. Everything is bright and clear. I am solving problems. No wonder you are so organized; you have virgin superpowers.”
  25. “I’m going to get drunk, and then I’m going to order a three-course meal where each course is made of dessert.”
  26. “I choose potato chips.”
  27. “If you continue to whine about how you can’t decide which groundbreaking medical advancement to put your name on, I’ll punch you in the ear.”
  28. “It’s like candy, but with blood. Which is so much better!”
  29. “My guy’s a freaking fossil. The last time he was in an OR, it was lit by candles.”
  30. “I get angry when I go without sleep.”
  31. “I am focused. I’d be a whole lot more focused if you weren’t standing there with your pants on fire.”
  32. “As soon as we get out of here, I’m getting the hell away from Seattle Grace Mercy Death!”
  33. “Well, we went through the scariest thing a person can go through, and we survived. So now every day’s just a gift. And now we’re all blessed. Blessed to be here, blessed to be doing what we do best, which is saving lives. Every day. One life at a time. We’re healed so that we can continue healing others.”
  34. “Somebody sedate me!”
  35. “What’s the point? What’s the point of anything?”
  36. “Do you know who you are? Do you know what’s happened to you? Do you want to live this way?”
  37. “You can’t repair the mamba without moving with the mambo.”
  38. “I can’t go. We have to dance it out. That’s how we finish.”
  39. “Mer, your boobs are exploding. Go pump.”

Cristina Yang And Meredith Quotes

  1. Meredith: “After all this time, all your warnings about me sleeping with my boss, and you’re doing the same exact thing.”

Cristina: “Oh, it’s not the same thing.” Meredith: “It’s the exact same!” Cristina: “No, it’s not! You and McDreamy are in a relationship.” Meredith: “And you and Burke are in…?” Cristina: “Switzerland. It’s very neutral there, and they make very nice watches.”

  1. Cristina: “What are you doing?”

Meredith: “Just sitting here with my penis.”

  1. Cristina: “Wait, we’ll call each other at least twice a month, and we’ll text each other all the time.”

Meredith: “I hate texting.” Cristina: “Don’t let Owen get all dark and twisty. Take care of him. And Alex, take care of Alex. He needs to be mocked at least once a day, or he’ll be insufferable. Don’t get on any tiny little planes that can crash or stick your hand in a body cavity that has a bomb in it or offer your life to a gunman. Don’t do that. Don’t be a hero. You’re my person. I need you alive. You make me brave. OK, now we dance it out… wait, Meredith.” Meredith: “What do you need, an ‘I love you’ or something? I love you. Call me when you get there.”

  1. Meredith: “Ew.”

Cristina: “I hate his face.”

  1. Meredith: “Now, look me in the eye and tell me this isn’t punishment.”

Cristina: “Thank you for this muffin.”

  1. Cristina: “She’s hot, right?”

Meredith: “Have you given up on men?”

  1. Meredith: “I have wine.”

Cristina: “I’ll be there.”

  1. Cristina: “Is ‘I told you so’ inappropriate?”

Meredith: “Shut it.”

  1. Meredith: “This is a cry for help.”

Cristina: “No, this is a cry for an orgasm.”

  1. Meredith: “Are you two talking yet or just having sex?”

Cristina: “Not just sex. Hot, dirty, stand-on-my-head sex.”

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