I am the commander in chief of the Armed Forces. I kill every day with drones in far-off villages with the choices I make about how many troops to send to keep the peace, which countries get aid from my government. People die on my watch every day. All of them more innocent than Cyrus Rutherford Beene.


Olivia: You want to kill Cyrus Beene?
Mellie: I want you to handle this, yes. I would do it myself, but we both know that's not a possibility.

I need you to do something for me. Be my command again. Kill Cyrus Beene.


You people are like door-to-door salesmen. No matter how many times you knock, I don't want any.


Be my Command again. Kill. Cyrus. Beene.


B613 no longer serves you.


We have a common Enemy. And whatever our differences, we put it aside for now.


You had me at ‘dismantling the patriarchy.'


Fitz: Did I cross the line?
Mellie: No, that was different. We crossed that line together.

Jake: Clearly, I misread the situation.
Mellie: I am not starting an affair in the Oval with a subordinate. … I will not be another Fitzerald Grant and Olivia Pope. Nor am I interested in sleeping with someone who was slept with Olivia Pope.

I know who you really are. … You’re at the top of the heap, and everyone knows who you screwed to get here. … She couldn’t see how disgusting this place is, and how you fit right in. She was better than you because she wouldn’t play this sick game. She followed you into the swamp and it sucked her under.

Alisha's Father

I know none of us would have chosen this ending for ourselves, which is why I hope we can think of it as an honorable one. Our sacrifice will help keep our fellow citizens safe. It will keep our country safe. We all have things to live for, this is something to die for. I'm proud to do that with all of you, my fellow Americans.


Scandal Quotes

Olivia: I don't want normal, and easy, and simple. I want..
Edison: What? What do you want, Olivia?
Olivia: I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love. Don't you want that, too?
Edison: Love is not supposed to be painful or devastating. Love isn't supposed to hurt, Liv.

I am not a toy that you can play with when you're bored or lonely or horny. I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me! Until then, we are done.