The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 Episode 4: "Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum" Quotes
There was an Offred before me. She helped me find my way out. She is dead. She is alive. She is me. We are Handmaids. Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum bitches.Offred
Moira, you wouldn't stand for this shit. You wouldn't let them keep you in this room for two weeks. You'd find some way to escape. Get up. Get your crazy ass up.Offred [in her head]
Doctor: You're ripe, right on schedule. Doesnt' really matter. Waterford's probably sterile. Most of those guys are.
Offred [in her head]: Sterile. That's a forbidden word. There is no such thing as a sterile man anymore. There's only women who are fruitful and women who are barren.
Doctor [whispers, hands on her knees]: I can help you. It could be the only way for you. If Waterford can't get you pregnant, they won't blame him, it will be your fault. He reveals his face. It will only take a few minutes, honey.
Offred: I can't. It's too dangerous. Thank you.
Aunt Lydia: Moira?
Moira: Are you saying we will be having intercourse with the men between the wive's legs?
Serena Joy: What did she do this time?
Rita: She was on the ground, mam. She said she fainted.
Fred: She fainted?
Serena Joy: No, that's what she said.
Rita: She was on the ground. Should I make an appointment at the doctor?
Serena Joy: No. She'll be fine.
Rita: We do have the ceremony tonight.
Serena Joy: Make an appointment.