Aaron Glassman (about Shaun): Claire, if you want to connect with him, you're gonna have to figure out your own way in.
Shaun Murphy: Why does it matter who gets credit?
Aaron Glassman: It matters because the people who get credit, they don't have to do scut work.
Aaron Glassman: Just a friendly warning... I know you have no interest in helping Shaun. You figure you'll give him a little authority, he'll screw something up, and then you'll be done with him, and then you'll be done with me. You're right about me. I am getting old and maybe a little emotional. Maybe I over-committed. But you're wrong about Shaun. He's gonna handle anything you throw at him.
Marcus Andrews: Either way, if he succeeds, I'm the guy who just backed him. And if he fails, I'm the president.
Aaron Glassman: Shaun. What are you doing down here?
Shaun Murphy: I'm waiting for her to fart. Flatulence. But I'm using the word "fart" in front of the patient to be more casual. But you're the president of the hospital, so I'll say "flatulence" to you.
Aaron Glassman: If Shaun doesn't live up to everything I know he can do, he will be immediately released. And I will resign my position as President of this hospital.
Aaron Glassman: We hire Shaun, and we give hope to those people with limitations that those limitations are not what they think they are, that they do have a shot! We hire Shaun, and we make this hospital better for it. We hire Shaun, and we are better people for it.
Marcus Andrews: A surgeon needs to communicate... not just information, but sympathy, empathy. Can Dr. Murphy do that? He can't even reliably show up for a job interview. Are you gonna sit here and tell us that there were no other equally-qualified young surgeons... surgeons without this one's... issues?
Aaron Glassman: No. Which is why... exactly why... we should hire Shaun. We should hire him because he is qualified and because he is different.