Elizabeth: What's this?
Matt: Just a little something to celebrate the successful launch of the Permafrost Protection Project. I thought popsicles were appropriate than champagne.
Jay: Could've gotten champagne popsicles.
Matt: Does that exist?
Jay: If it doesn't, it should.

Henry: Well, you know, I thought I'd, just, do the basics, risk of pregnancy, STDs --
Elizabeth: Not letting yourself get pressured into anything you're not ready for, giving and getting consent.

Elizabeth: Sixteen is too young. He's not ready. We need to have the talk.
Henry: We already did. We already talked to him.
Elizabeth: No, that was the kids version. We need to get the NC-17 version, with the warnings and the fear.

Unfortunately, I think we're better equipped to Mother Russia than Mother Nature.

Dalton

One thing I learned from the avocado farm, the Earth is basically like a five year old. You give it everything it wants -- the best food and love and attention -- it is non stop bounty, but you pollute it with crap, ignore all the signs that it needs a nap, and push it too far? Pretty soon, you've got an overlooked middle child who will demand your attention by killing the babysitter.

Kat

Well I love that he's in a love fog, but we are not raising a high school dropout.

Elizabeth [about Jason]

Matt: Isn't she that crazy consultant lady who threw a chair and had some hysterical breakdown?
Elizabeth: You know, it's funny, isn't it? When...when a man reaches a certain breaking point and throws something, he's passionate, but when a woman reaches the same breaking point, she's hysterical and can't stand the pressure.

Elizabeth: Well, I think I found my exit plan.
Stevie: Yeah, you should totally write a memoir.
Elizabeth: No. Retiring on a farm. Raising animals, growing our own food.
Stevie: Mom, you do realize we already lived on a farm, right?

Elizabeth: This is a one time offer that will expire when we end this call: reinstate the Summit on Human Trafficking and bring all signatory countries back to the table immediately. You know that Madonna song, 'Hung Up?' I am about to hang up on you.

Dalton: I've order the evacuation of all American high ranking personnel until further notice.
Elizabeth: He means bring your ass home, Henry.
Henry: Yes, honey. And Mr. President.

In my paralysis and panic about my adequacy as a designer and human being, I forgot to book a model for the presentation.

Allison

My rehab counselor says that I should try knitting. You know, it focuses the mind. And now all I can do is have dreams about cable stitch.

Dmitri

Madam Secretary Quotes

The terrorist group Hizb al-Shahid has only been in existence for a short time, but has already perpetrated countless acts of violence across the globe including setting off a dirty bomb in Virginia. My family was at ground zero during the attack and because of that I wondered if I was the right person to stand here today and ask you for your help. Is it too personal? And then I realized, yes, it is personal to me, and to every single one of us. Because the principal at the core of the United Nations is that all people, regardless of race, color, or creed, deserve to live lives of peace, free from the tyranny of sudden violence.

Elizabeth

One thing I learned from the avocado farm, the Earth is basically like a five year old. You give it everything it wants -- the best food and love and attention -- it is non stop bounty, but you pollute it with crap, ignore all the signs that it needs a nap, and push it too far? Pretty soon, you've got an overlooked middle child who will demand your attention by killing the babysitter.

Kat