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.
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.
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.