Morgan Reznick: I trust Shaun's idea. He makes mistakes no one else would make, but he also makes saves none of us would have ever thought of.
Shaun Murphy: Thank you.
Morgan Reznick: You're welcome. I still don't think you should be working here. I don't think the trade-off is worth it.
Aaron Glassman: You're not hearing me. I'm dying.
Shaun Murphy: There's still hope.
Aaron Glassman: Shaun, look at me. Look at me, please. There is no hope for me. I mean, hope? What... What... What... What is hope? You hope the 49ers find a defense. You hope the number 4 bus comes on time. Doesn't mean they magically learn how to tackle. Doesn't mean the bus driver suddenly drives faster. Hope is irrelevant for me. Hope is painful. I don't want to spend what's left of my life chasing my tail around in a circle.
Aaron Glassman: You're not helping. I don't need theories. I don't need white boards. I don't need doctors! I don't want to think about the tumor! I don't want to think about dying! You know what I want? You know what I actually want? I want to... I want to... I want to go on a long drive somewhere. I want to... I want to eat pancakes. I want to watch football.
Shaun Murphy: It's not football season.
Aaron Glassman: Oh, my God. I know it's not football season.
Shaun Murphy: Do you mean you want to have fun?
Aaron Glassman: Yeah. I want to have fun.
(Jared asked Shaun for advice about Celez)
Shaun Murphy: You should call in sick. Lea says calling in sick is all you need to gain superior wisdom and knowledge. She was right.
(Next day at Celez's check-up)
Jared Kalu: Celez, hi. This is the brilliant Dr. Murphy. He'll be assuming your care from here on, though I don't expect you'll need much.
Celez: I understand.
Jared Kalu: I don't think you do. You see, doctors aren't allowed to date their patients. What are you doing tomorrow? Uh, I'm calling in sick.
Celez: I think you may still have some friends here. (meaning Shaun)
Shaun Murphy: Debbie. Hello, Debbie. You flirted with Dr. Glassman.
Aaron Glassman: Oh, my God.
Shaun Murphy: 'Cause I have a new friend, and he needs one, too.
Aaron Glassman: I'm so sorry.
Shaun Murphy: Okay. Look, Dr. Glassman, Debbie's facial proportions are close to optimal, okay, .38 vertical and .48 horizontal...
Aaron Glassman: I'm so sorry.
Shaun Murphy: ...so you should find her attractive.
Debbie: Thank you?
Aaron Glassman: Shaun... I'm so sorry.
Shaun Murphy: And I think you're both Jewish. Tribal commonality is highly conducive to social bonding.
Aaron Glassman (to Debbie): Shalom?
(Kenny and Shaun are playing Mortal Kombat style game)
Kenny: You got four arms, but you're naked, so here we go.
Shaun Murphy: I gave you a pneumothorax.
Kenny: Ah, I didn't realize how bloody this game was. Ooh, a fireball. I got you there. Have you played this before?
Shaun Murphy: That looks like a spinal fracture.
Kenny: Yeah, I'd say... I'd say there's a huge fracture there.
Shaun Murphy: You died.
Hunter: You know what the worst part is? It isn't being in the chair. It's that people see the chair first. They don't see me. You know what I'm talking about.
Shaun Murphy: Why would I know what you're talking about?
Hunter: My brother-in-law's on the spectrum. So's my assistant. I make it a priority of hiring people with disabilities. Let me guess. When you first started working here, no one believed in you.
Shaun Murphy: They didn't know me. They didn't know that I was going to make a good surgeon.
Hunter: No. You were different. I guarantee you every other doctor started with a basic level of respect. It's implied they're competent. We waste our time and energy trying to prove that we belong.
Marcus Andrews: You play golf, Murphy?
Shaun Murphy: I have, but I don't like it.
Marcus Andrews: None... None of us do. You know what they say... "Golf is a good walk spoiled."
Shaun Murphy: Do you respect me?
Morgan Reznick: You're smart, able to memorize a ton of information, but... no, not really.
Audrey Lim: You've certainly put a lot of thought into what someone you claim not to respect wears to a party.
Morgan Reznick: Just because I don't respect him doesn't mean I don't like him. Everyone's uncomfortable in fancy clothes and hates kissing up to bigwigs at a fundraiser. But they do it. They don't cower at home alone. You use your autism as a crutch.
Audrey Lim: Okay, I think if you liked him any more, he'd have a black eye.
Morgan Reznick: So, what'd you get... Hugo Boss? Armani?
Shaun Murphy: Dr. Andrews said I should just rent one.
Morgan Reznick: And you're gonna listen to him?
Shaun Murphy: He's the Chief of Surgery. And he knows about clothes.
Morgan Reznick: If Andrews had a son, you think he'd let him go to an important event in a cheap rental tux?
Shaun Murphy: He said people who matter judge people based on their talent.
Morgan Reznick: Yeah, that's what he tells someone else's kid. To his own, or someone he actually respects, he tells the truth.
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.