Olivia: I can still take you down.
Cyrus: And how would you do that?
Olivia: One word: Harrisburg.
Cyrus: Two words: Andrew Nichols.

Mediocrity is not an option for me. I don't want that and neither should you.

You better think and you better ask yourself is this really who you want to be? Good to see you, Fitz.

Olivia: The fish rots from the head.
Fitz: What?
Olivia: Your boys in the Secret Service, they’re taking their cues from you because you’re the head of the fish. Reckless, negligent, selfish. You’re letting things get out of hand and your boys are following. What kind of example are you setting for the people who work for you, who follow you, for the country? For your son?

Huck: Your guy...he's coming out.
Olivia: What? My...my guy...
Huck: I never considered it before, but yeah, you were made.

Olivia: I'm playing the game and I'm playing it better than anyone.
Huck: And what game would that be?
Olivia: What?
Huck: What game would that be?
Olivia: The one where I win.

Mellie: You were a good mistress. Probably a great one.
Olivia: Well, I am an over achiever.

Olivia: This isn't happening again.
Jake: Yes it is.

Mellie: Is that some sort of reverse psychology crap you learned from your therapist?
Olivia: I don't have a therapist.
Mellie: Well, maybe you should get one.

I was devastated when I found out Fitz was having an affair with you. I fell into a deep depression and the only thing that got me through was thinking that you were just a phase. Fitz and I, we could survive a phase. So I stayed.

Mellie [to Olivia]

Mellie: You really can compartmentalize like nobody's business.
Olivia: You asked for Olivia Pope. You got Olivia Pope.

Fitz: I hate that you're always right.
Olivia: Me too.

Scandal Quotes

I am not a toy that you can play with when you're bored or lonely or horny. I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me! Until then, we are done.

Olivia

Olivia: I don't want normal, and easy, and simple. I want..
Edison: What? What do you want, Olivia?
Olivia: I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love. Don't you want that, too?
Edison: Love is not supposed to be painful or devastating. Love isn't supposed to hurt, Liv.