Shaun Murphy: You wear very stylish clothes.
Marcus Andrews: Um, thank you. I assume you mean when I'm not in surgery.
Shaun Murphy: Yes. Do you think people believe you're a better doctor because of that?
Marcus Andrews: Some people. Others probably just think I'm a show-off or arrogant, gay. I don't care. I do it for myself. You look good, you feel good.
Shaun Murphy: Does it help you make friends?
Marcus Andrews: Feeling good about yourself helps with everything.
Shaun Murphy: I almost kissed a girl. Once.
Marcus Andrews: Well, you know what they say... If at first you don't succeed...
Shaun Murphy: Are you trying to mock me or encourage me?
Marcus Andrews: I'm trying to get to know you so I know when I should mock and when I should encourage.
Shaun Murphy: When's the right time to mock you?
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.
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.