Now I'm awake to the world. I was asleep before. That's how we let it happen. When they slaughtered Congress, we didn't wake up. When they blamed terrorists and suspended the Consitution, we didn't wake up then, either. Nothing changes instantaneously. In a gradually heating bathtub, you'd be boiled to death before you knew it.

Offred

Offred: Janine, you cannot bite people.
Janine: Can I tell you a secret? I can do anything I want. I had a baby. A good one. I had a good one! So they don't care. I can't do anything I want. I can have ice cream. It's only vanilla, but I can have it. Do you want some?

Moira: Sounds like they froze any account on it with an F on it other than an M.
June: I have $4,000 in that account. They can't just take it.
Moira: They made it easy. All they needed to do was push a few buttons. Alyssa heard there's a new law. Women can't own property anymore.
June: Wait. What? Are you fucking serious?
Moira: Luke can use your account. They'll transfer the money to him. Or that's what they're saying. Husband or male next of kin. You know, they needed to do it this way, all the bank accounts and the jobs at the same time. Can you imagine the airports otherwise? They don't want us leavin', you can bet on that.
June: They can't just do this. They can't.

Aunt Lydia: Remember your scripture; blessed are the meek.
Offred: And blessed are those who suffer for the cause of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. I remember.

The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

Aunt Lydia: Remember your scripture; blessed are the meek.
Offred: And blessed are those who suffer for the cause of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. I remember.

Now I'm awake to the world. I was asleep before. That's how we let it happen. When they slaughtered Congress, we didn't wake up. When they blamed terrorists and suspended the Consitution, we didn't wake up then, either. Nothing changes instantaneously. In a gradually heating bathtub, you'd be boiled to death before you knew it.

Offred