The Americans Quotes
William: The absence of closeness makes you dry inside.
Stan: But still committed.
William: It was the only thing that we had left.
Gabriel: I think you two and your children should return home.
You choose a job before you really know if you'll like it right. When you're young, you don't really know who you are, what you wanna do, be. You pick something because it fits who you are or what you need. But life changes things, you change, or something. And then one day, you wake up and you don't want to go into the office, you don't want to make arrangements for people you don't know, you don't give a shit about. You don't want to do it. You just don't. Every morning, I wake up with this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.Philip
Cops: Put your hands in the air! DON'T MOVE!
William [raising his hands]: I suggest YOU don't move. You might want to get me to a hospital with a bio-containment treatment facility as soon as possible.
They wanted me to get married. I tried. We were fighting. I was... I wish I could have been with her all these years. Like them. Couple kids. American dream. Never suspect them. She's pretty. He's lucky.William
Paige: He's at a class?
Elizabeth: It's called est. It's like a class in...thinking about yourself.
Lassa Fever is a very undignified way to go. Ya basically dissolve inside, then squirt yourself out your anus in liquid form. First it's woosh, then it's a trickle. The modified strain you want, Level 4 is hard at work perfecting. It's even more lovely. I can't do this one, Philip.William
Paige: How did you know how to do that?
Elizabeth: I was trained to defend myself.
Paige: Dad, too? It was just so fast and I didn't even know what was happening and he was just...I was so scared. And you didn't even seem upset after. You were calm. How could you be calm? You killed him, Mom.
Philip: You want to be Matthew's friend, be Matthew's friend. But don't do anything because of us. You don't have to worry about that.
Paige: You wanted me to worry about Pastor Tim and Alice.
Elizabeth: That is very different.
Paige: When I wanted nothing to do with them, you told me I had to stay close with them, no matter how shitty I felt about it!
Paige: What about the tape?
Elizabeth: I don't know. But if it makes them feel better sitting in a safe somewhere, maybe it's a good thing.
Oh, I see Elizabeth's not the only one with a roast in the oven.Stan
Henry: Stan's an FBI agent.
Pastor Tim: Oh really? Huh.