Madam Secretary Season 6 Episode 9: "Carpe Diem" Quotes
Elizabeth: So the attack came from a rogue commander. That means that President Lee doesn't want to escalate this conflict any more than I do.
Chen: His pride will not allow him to back down. It is a matter of honor, especially because you are a woman.
Elizabeth: So he'd rather blow up the world than bow to a girl?
I don't know where to begin with you Stevie. I have lost so much and been broken so many times. But you make me whole and if you will allow me to be your husband I hope I can make you whole too.Dmitri
Elizabeth: I want to speak with President Lee.
Military advisor: With all due respect, ma'am, actions speak louder than words.
Elizabeth: I will not engage in retaliatory action without a dialogue. Until further notice, this is a rescue mission.
Democracy works only when government is held accountable.Elizabeth
Henry: He who accepts injustice welcomes it into his own house.
Heeney: You can quote Scripture to me all you want, but it's not going to change my mind.
Henry: That's not Scripture. That's your father.
Heeney and his father have been holding onto that seat in Pittsburgh so long they're going to name a barnacle after him.Mike
I don't see why I need to practice telling the truth.Elizabeth
Dmitri: With your permission, I'd like to ask Stephanie to marry me.
Henry: Oh my God! But you don't have to ask me.
Dmitri: Oh, I should ask the President?
Henry: No, you don't need to ask either of us. Stevie is an adult.
Madam President, do you want to take on one of the most intransigent issues in the world while your head is on the chopping block?Russell
Stevie, listen. Don't ever postpone your life over political details.Elizabeth
Elizabeth: Politics ain't a bean bag game.
Henry: True. But it ain't supposed to be the Hunger Games either.
I will not attack Congress no matter how deplorable I find Canning and Hansen's tactics to be.Elizabeth