gif: cristina yang


“The last scene that I shot with Ellen — and this one line that had tremendous specific meaning to me. It’s Ellen’s line where she says, "I am not finished.” In the context of the scene, it means something else because Cristina is trying to leave and can’t because she doesn’t feel finished. What was challenging for me was, I was finishing. I spent the past year finishing to get the character to this moment. But for me, it was the specific interpretation I had of Cristina saying, “I am not finished.” That speech fills me now. That speech is about how she is not finished. Anyway, I wish I said that more eloquently because I cannot tell you how much that line means to me.“ - Sandra Oh


“You think I wasn’t paying attention? To you proving me wrong? I thought you were competent. Well, when you got here I thought you were an imbecile, but you got competent. And eventually, I had to accept that you were good enough. Good hands, thinks fast, acts faster. I mean, you’ll never be as good as me, but you’re very good. You’re putting all that talent in a drawer.”

Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely. And we’re left only with 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 step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant.
—  Dr. Cristina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy, 2014)