Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 14: "Something Better" Quotes
Dalton: Just because history repeats itself doesn't mean we have to keep making the same mistakes, not if people are willing to fight for something better. It takes time and courage to step outside our comfort zone and forge new paths.
Elizabeth: Yes sir, but the end result is always worth it.
Conrad Dalton. You always seem to show up when it is already too late.Sandino
Elizabeth: There were no easy choices then. Deaths under Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot numbered in the hundreds, whether by privation or outright murder. How could we not push back against that?
Dalton: I guess you're right, but my God we made some horrible decisions. Myself included. Sandino Junior might not have turned out be such a monster if we hadn't killed his mother.
So what do you think is going on with Sarah? Do you think seeing wounded people close to her own age has shaken her up?Elizabeth
Stevie: Do you have a few seconds to approve some more fun posts for social media?
Russell: Oh yeah. The president of Nicaragua is about to start a war and Congress is trying to kill health care for millions of children but Real Russell Jackson wants to post about his latest set of golf clubs!
Let me be perfectly clear. We are not going back to the CIA Cold War in Nicaragua or anywhere else. These people are not our puppets.Dalton
You hear that? That's the sound of a country going to civil war.Chief Dalton
Forgive me if this is a rookie question, but isn't the best solution a muscular response from the White House? Why is Dalton being so gun-shy on this?Blake
Elizabeth: And if Nicaragua keeps going down this path, we may have another Syria right in our backyard.
Russell: Complete with a refugee crisis.
Spy 1: What the hell just happened?
Spy 2: I think our rebels just decided to rebel on us.
Spy 1: Do you mind? I can't hear anything.
Spy 2: There's nothing to hear yet. Though I gotta admit, I'm impressed these rebels can tell asses from elbows, never mind infiltrate Sandino