Olivia Pope Quotes
I wanna walk into the light and feel the sun on my face Cyrus. You're on your own.
Olivia: You went too far with Quinn.
Huck: No. You went too far.
Olivia: Excuse me?
Huck: You took in a wild monster and you groomed me and petted me and trained me to sit at your feet. But that doesn't mean I'm a puppy, Liv. That just makes me a very loyal monster. So I didn't go too far. I went exactly as far as my leash allows, and you hold the leash. You ruined her life and then you made me save her and then you gave her to me to take under my wing.
Olivia: Huck, you know I don't drink coffee.
Huck: It's a gesture. It means I'm sorry about Quinn. People get people coffee when they're sorry. I can get you tea instead.
I didn't do this for you. I did not do this for you. I did this for me, so I could work on the campaign. So I could walk down the street and not be whispered about. So I could stop being known as the woman who screwed the President, so the scarlet "A" on my chest could be invisible! So I could stop being a joke. I am a person. I am not a hen! I am not a prize!
[to Fitz] One, I am not a hen. Two, I am not a prize at the state fair. You cannot win me!
Serving the Republic, I always thought it was a good thing, a great thing. True service, a calling. Now I think...I think it eats at you until you are not you anymore, until you are lost. Until you can't remember who you were. Until you forget yourself and all you can see is the greater good. All you can see is God and country and you're so busy being a patriot that you forget to be a person.
Jake: I couldn't say no! I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States--
Olivia: Don't we all.
[to Fitz] You are stressed, and you are scared, and you want this. You want to win this election so bad you can't breathe, and I understand that. But you don't trust me.
Mellie: I came up with a list of men. Eligible bachelors. Prominent, smart. Pick one.
Olivia: Pick one?
Mellie: Any one of them, it's an equal opportunity list. Tall, short, black, white, Republican, Democrat. I don't care who, just pick one and start dating him. Publicly. So the everyone can stop thinking that you're screwing my husband. Smile, Olivia. The world is watching.
Olivia: Why are you doing this?
Mellie: Because I like it when my husband is the President. I worked very hard for it. I've done a great deal to get us here, and you are going to get him across the finish line. But you can't do that if people know what kind of person you really are. Cheers!
Jake: I came to say good-bye.
Jake: I loved you. Whatever happens next, I want to make sure you know that I loved you. I love you.
[to her mother] I work. I have a life. There's not much to tell.