The Handmaid's Tale Quotes
Hey it's okay, it's alright. I'm here, I'll be right here. I'm sorry I was such a shit to you. I got lost I think. Not that that's a good excuse, but I don't really have another reason. They just take everything from you, you know? They really do. Oh your son, he's beautiful. Oh, he's... he is beautiful. And everyone is praying for him, but I wouldn't worry. Seriously, because I think he's just like you; he's a fighter. And he doesn't deserve to grow up in this place. He deserves to be free. They all deserve to be free. So, Natalie, I'm gonna get them out. I'm gonna get out as many children as I can. I don't really know how yet, but I swear to you, I'm gonna get them out. Because Gilead should know how this feels. It's their turn to hurt.June
June: Mrs. Waterford may I speak to you for a moment?
Serena: Yes Ofjoseph?
June: Come closer, it's a secret.
Serena: What? You're not well.
Serena: June? You're out of your mind!
June: This has to end. This has to end.
Serena: You were supposed to be one of the strong ones.
June: Hi. What are you doing here?
Janine: Got infected. They have to do another procedure.
Janine: I haven't been praying for her, not really.
Janine: She had that seizure.
June: Do you think that was your fault?
Janine: Obviously. Do you think she can hear me?
June: I don't know.
Janine: Hi Natalie, Its Janine. I just want you to know that I forgive you and I want you to get better.
June: She can't get better.
Janine: We can wish for it anyway. I want you to find peace. Is that better?
June: I know how we can help her.
June: Janine its the right thing to do. Listen to me. We have to end it.
Janine: So you're going to kill her and the baby? What did they ever do to you?
June: Janine we have to, we have to do something.
Janine: Don't do that. She's one of us.
Janine: Okay. Give it to me. When did you get to be so selfish? Everything is always about you; your problems.
June: Get the fuck out of here.
Janine: You're different. I don't like it.
June: Hold on a minute.
Aunt Lydia: Pardon?
June: I'm sorry. Aunt Lydia, may I go home, please?
Aunt Lydia: No! You may not. Ridiculous!
Aunt Lydia: You may go home when your walking partner goes home. You certainly owe her that consideration after the way you have treated her.
June: I know. I know I was shitty.
Aunt Lydia: Ofjoseph. All of you girls, just awful.
June: I know. I... I don't feel well.
Aunt Lydia: Ofjoseph, I believe in you. God never gives us more than we can handle.
June: Are you sure?
Aunt Lydia: Pray without ceasing. That's all we can do.
June: Yes Aunt Lydia.
I hurt her, and I enjoyed it. The wives and aunts too. Grieving over Ofandys dead child. And Lawrence, they all deserve to suffer. Its an acquired taste seeing others in pain. Like that smoky scotch, Luke got as a gift once. I grew to like that.June
Jim: Is there really enough here to trigger an emergency removal?
Lydia: The child is vulnerable to a corrupting influence. We are required by law to report moral weakness, Mr. Thorne.
Aunt Lydia: Tell your friends to cool it.
June: I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia. I don't know what you're talking about. You want to take my tongue out? Burn my arm? Better hope they don't need me on TV again for Nichole.
Aunt Lydia: Get on the bus, dear. I don't think we'll take you all home just yet.
Jim: Hard to believe teaching's your second career.
Jim: You're a natural.
Lydia: Well, family law was good practice. I mean, the system now is better because it's all been privatized, but then it was very frustrating. 'Cause you couldn't help as many children as you wanted to. You know?
Jim: I've never seen anyone so devoted. I've always admired you.
Lydia: I'm fond of you too.
Commander Lawrence: So. A boy or a girl? Mrs. Lawrence will want to know.
Commander Lawrence: Oh. Well. She... She doesn't have to know that when you tell her. Maybe you could spend some time with her tomorrow. Playing Cards or something. You're... You're good with her. You're good for her. Anyway.
June: You act like you care about your wife. I mean, I... I know you don't give a shit about the rest of us. But you do realize that this world that you built here is destroying her. And that with one phone call, you could have her out. But you're keeping her hostage. You're not protecting her. You're killing her.
Commander Lawrence: I'll bet that felt good.
Moira: So, Luke will probably be cool. Uh, he might freak out. It's unclear. How 'bout Syl?
Emily: I honestly have no idea.
Moira: Well, um you're a prison bitch now. She might like that.
Emily: Maybe. No, if Syl is mad, she won't tell me. She's trying to give me space.
Emily: There's a lot she doesn't know. I killed a wife. In the colonies. I poisoned her.
Emily: I'm not sorry.
Moira: I killed a Commander. I didn't have to. He was asleep. But I did it anyway.
Emily: Look at what they've turned us into.
Moira: You killed anybody since you've been out?
Emily: No. You?
Moira: Nope. So I think we're good.
Ofmatthew: You should be thankful. Your temptations been lifted.
June: What did you do?
Ofmatthew: I saw you at Loaves and Fishes talking to that Martha. Aunt Lydia told me to watch you. To try and protect you.
June: What did you say to her?
Ofmatthew: I saved you. We saved you.
June: You "saved" me? What did you do? What did you do? Do you have any idea what you did? Do you? You fucking bitch! Do you?
Alma: June, stop it!
June: Do you know what you did?
I had no intention of putting her in any danger, sir. You should've seen her out there. She came alive. You should have seen her.June