Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 3: "The Essentials" Quotes
Our work isn't political. Our work is representing the interests and values of the United States to the best of our ability.Elizabeth
Look, I get it. You're in the room everybody in the country is talking about. You want to do a good job. It's nerve-racking. But your biggest asset in there is that nobody thinks you matter.Adele [to Stevie]
Elizabeth: I like a good baby shower just like anybody else, but I just can't stand all the...frippery.
Nadine: Excellent word choice.
Nadine: You think Daisy likes games?
Elizabeth: Deep down, it's my conviction that nobody normal likes baby shower games.
Sparkling cider, the carob chips of beverages.Elizabeth
Elizabeth [about Morejon]: This creep wants to gut my department. Even if POTUS doesn't let him, I'll still probably have to furlough thousands of employees. Critical work all over the globe will go undone, raising the likelihood of an otherwise preventable disaster by, like, a thousand percent. Plus, I hate his dumb, stupid face.
Henry: At least you're handling it like a grownup.
Morejon: The fiscal year ends in a few hours. Either accept our amendments to the CR or we let the clock run out and let the American people decide who to blame for the shutdown.
Russell: You want to play that game? Fine. Our numbers may not be great, but Congress? You guys literally poll worse than a staph infection.
Elizabeth: Mr. President?
Dalton: Just getting some fresh air. Also contemplating going back to smoking.
That's what I'm afraid of. Losing myself. My career, everything I've worked for, just subsumed.Daisy [about the baby]
Daisy: I'm just gonna take a couple weeks of leave, and I'll be right back at it.
Nadine: First of all, no, you won't. Those first few weeks with the baby...
Daisy [sarcastically]: Are, like, super precious and magical, so everyone keeps insisting.
Nadine: Well, my experience was a little more like the opening sequence to Saving Private Ryan.
Daisy: Way to sell it.
Daisy: Just don't let them furlough me because I'm pregnant, okay? They won't say that's why, but that'll be why.
Nadine: You should be so lucky. You could sue and never have to work again.