"Endings are never easy. I always build them up so much in my head, that they can’t possibly live up to my expectations, and I just end up disappointed. I’m not even sure why it matters to me so much how things end here. I guess it’s because we all want to believe that what we do is very important. That people hang onto our every word, that they care what we think. The truth is, you should consider yourself lucky if you even occasionally get to make someone—anyone—feel a little better. After that, it’s all about the people that you let into your life. And as my mind drifted to faces I’ve seen here before, I was taken to memories of family, of coworkers, of lost loves. Even of those who have left us. And as I rounded that corner, they all came at me in a wave of shared experiences. And even though it felt warm and safe, I knew it had to end."
"For the record, he was the best that ever came through this dump. John Dorian was the first, and only doctor that I have ever met who cared as much as I do. You can forget about him being just an exceptional physician. Because the fact of the matter is…he was a damn exceptional person. That’s why people gravitated toward him. That’s why I did. He was my friend."