I think the house is burning down, Liv.

Abby

This was my call. I am protecting the Republic. I keep this country running. I do what needs to be done. I am Command.

Jake

[to Olivia] You really think that's going to do it? That won't stop him from calling. The President wants to talk to you, he'll find a way to do it.

Jake

Help me. Put on your white hat and and go after Billy Chambers with whatever you think you can make stick...Get some justice for Amanda Tanner and Gideon Wallace. Please.

Olivia

David: You can't threaten me like that.
Cyrus: Actually, I can. You see, when you know someone's pressure point, you can make them do just about anything.

Jake: You could let me rot in here. Be easy. Solve all your problems. I mean, I did tell him that you loved me too, but I was just messing with his head. All you have to do is just turn your head and then you and that Fitz guy can just dance off into the sun.
Olivia: Don't ever talk about me and the sun and another man again. Don't ever do that. Okay?

Mellie: I know without a doubt that you and I together, a team, is what's best. For us. For the country. For our beautiful children. And I'm so glad you see it too.
Fitz: I'm divorcing you.

Olivia: Have you been waiting for me to come home? Am I your plan?
Huck: You always fix me.

You can't change the choice you made, all you can do is not let it ruin you.

Olivia

Jake: Take me with you. Run away with me. Save me.
Olivia: I am in love with someone else.
Jake: You're leaving everything else behind. Leave that behind too.

Check my file. Half my clients have your pay grade or higher which means half my clients would happily intervene on my behalf and kick your ass in whatever special way their office allows. Which is why I suggest, Director Osborne, you leave my apartment immediately.

Olivia

Stephen: What if I marry her, and I cheat? Or she gets bored with me? Or she doesn't love me enough? I'm not a good guy. Livie, what if she leaves me?
Olivia: I've gotta trust my gut and my gut is what?
Stephen: Never wrong.
Olivia: My gut tells me she's in this. She's in this with you. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work, but you have to try. Because if you try, if you leap, and you try, and it doesn't work, it's not on you.

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.