What do you think "Don't trust the White House" meant? I used to be the press secretary. You use a phrase like "exploring all available options" to cover your ass. Because you've already made a decision — a bad one.

Abby

That bastard's gonna propose to me.

Abby

I don't know what's more offensive the fact that David's proposing to me or that he's doing it with a ring he bought at the mall.

Abby

This isn't a kidnapping, it's an attack.

Mellie

People in this country who are punished because of disadvantages they were born into.

Annalise

Your skin tone and your measurements aren’t the reason people don’t like you. It’s you. You’re a bully, Annalise.

Olivia

Ms. Pope, our country is in crisis. Together, we can fix it.

Annalise

Without the White House in her corner, we can put her away for good.

Quinn

Mellie: You have to go.
Olivia: Don't do this.

Olivia: What did you do?
Mellie: What I had to do.
Olivia: You had to make Jake your Chief of Staff? Please tell me ... after everything. Please tell me you are not this stupid.
Mellie: Stupid?
Olivia: And naive. And reckless. And foolish. But most of all, stupid.
Mellie: You wanna know what stupid would be, Olivia? Allowing myself to continue believing all of your lies. Proceeding to play this great game of pretend that you have so skillfully set up. I would be stupid if, for one more second, I actually trusted there is only us.

Jake: You set a meeting with White House Counsel?
Mellie: I did.
Jake: You don't wanna do that, Madam President.
Mellie: Do you know where Olivia's been for the last 24 hours? I know you don't because you were asking Secret Service to tell you. Well... I've just found out. She was in Vermont. Fitz led with legs wide open for eight years and we barely made a peep. Should we have killed Olivia? Blown up her plane? Would that have been the right thing to do? That man spilled his DNA all over this White House and all I did was -- This isn't about B613 Jake. This is about Olivia. She's bad for this country, and if you can't see that, you are as big a fool as i've been.

Mellie: Olivia murdered a head of State. Why?
Jake: Because you couldn't keep your damn legs closed. You were gonna go to war for that man. God knows what else you would done for him. Ending that threat was the right thing to do. Everything she's done has been support of you.
Mellie: Stop talking.
Jake: You may not see that now, Madam President, but I pro --
Mellie: Stop talking.

Scandal Quotes

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.

Olivia

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.