They didn't get everything. There was something inside her they couldn't take away. She looked invincible.

Offred [to herself]

Commander: We only wanted to make the world better.
Offred: Better?
Commander: Better never means better for everyone. It always means worse for some.

Commander: I just find the whole thing so impersonal.
Offred: Ya think?!
Commander: Are you sure you don't care for a drink?

Offred: Don't you ever do that again!
Commander: Do what?
Offred: Touch me like that when she's there.
Commander: I didn't mind it. I don't think you did, either.

Mrs. Steven: You know, I'm not feeling well. I think I might be getting the flu. Maybe we should skip tonight's ceremony. What do you think?
Ofsteven: You can't be sick every month.
Mrs. Steven: No, I can't.

Good. We'll do it this afternoon after the shopping. May as well strike while the iron is hot.

Serena Joy

Serena Joy: Nothing yet?
Offred: Nope, nothing.
Serena Joy: Well, that's bad luck. Your time is running out here. You don't want to be sent to the colonies, do you? Maybe he can't. [whispers] The Commander. I was thinking maybe we could try another way.
Offred: I'm sorry, I don't understand what you mean.
Serena Joy: With another man.

The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Commander: We only wanted to make the world better.
Offred: Better?
Commander: Better never means better for everyone. It always means worse for some.

Good. We'll do it this afternoon after the shopping. May as well strike while the iron is hot.

Serena Joy