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.
Neil Melendez: You promised this woman she'll be okay.
Claire Browne: She had to do this surgery. I might as well tell her good things.
Neil Melendez: The reason we don't make patients promises isn't just for legal.
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.
Guy in elevator: Where to?
Shaun Murphy: San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. I'm a surgical resident. Today is my first full day.
Guy: I meant floor.
Shaun Murphy: Oh, ground floor.
Shaun Murphy: The day that the rain smelled like ice cream, my bunny went to heaven in front of my eyes. The day that the copper pipes in the old building smelled like burnt food, my brother... went to heaven in front of my eyes. I couldn't save them. It's sad. Neither one had the chance to become an adult. They should have become adults. They should have had children of their own and loved those children. And I want to make that possible for other people. And I want to make a lot of money so that I can have a television.
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.