Madam Secretary Season 6 Episode 7: "Accountability" Quotes
You were there from the beginning. You will be with me til the end, whenever that may come.Elizabeth
Hansen: Have you considered my offer?
Elizabeth: Before I get to that, I want to say that I have made mistakes. I can be too single-minded in my pursuit of what I believe, and the charge that I am not quick to compromise is true.
Hansen: I'm glad you're saying that. Compromise is the key to effective leadership.
Elizabeth: Yeah, but the thing is, you don't want compromise. You want my unconditional surrender.
Hansen: That's a bit over the top, don't you think?
Elizabeth: I'll tell you what's over the top. Months of hearing, persecuting the finest staff I have ever had the pleasure of working with. You are a con artist, nothing but a partisan hack. I'm gonna keep working for the American people.
Hansen: When the end comes -- and it will -- remember that I gave you a chance, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: That's Madam President.
Elizabeth: You know what pioneers get to accomplish? Being first. That's it.
Henry: Some get more than that.
Elizabeth: Not anyone who matters. Susan B Anthony fought for women's suffrage but died 5 years before it came to be. Martin Luther King didn't live to see many of his dreams come true. People who light the sparks don't often get to sit by the fire.
Breaking a vase in clumsy. Accusing a female writer of misogyny while mentioning that your detail is packing heat is just dumb.Elizabeth
Elizabeth: I am not saying Congressman Codeine.
Mike B: Why? He just came out of rehab.
Does anyone in this room doubt that interfering in our elections was an act of war? What we do here or don't do has consequences. America is the bellweather of freedom. If we look away, then democracies everywhere are at risk.Elizabeth
Elizabeth: Undermining of democracy should be of concern to all free nations.
Russell: Our friends aren't like-minded.
Elizabeth: That is a partisan move for a department that is supposed to be apolitical.
Mike: On the down low, please, Olivia. Otherwise the President looks like the captain of the Good Ship Paranoia.
Elizabeth: Intefering with our elections was a deplorable act.
Iranian leader: That is a reckless thing to say.
Henry: Reagan bailed.
Elizabeth: Because he was shot.
Henry: You're nervous because you have to tell jokes and you're not funny.
Mia: You know, Jason, your mother is a public figure.
Jason: No other politician is being treated like this.
Mia: No other politician is the President.
Jason: The first female President.
Blake: They took my phone, my laptop. Six years of unclassified information.
Mike: Six years? What kind of pat rack are you?
Blake: I knew she was special fro Day 1. I was going to write a book about her after she was done being Secretary of State, which then became a book about the first female President, which then became the story of a star-eyed boy from Newton who is going to Singh-Singh.
Russell: You aren't going to Singh-Singh. That's a state facility.