Scandal Season 1 Episode 1: "Sweet Baby" Quotes
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.
Olivia Pope fixes things. That's who she is. You need fixing. I don't need to know your story. We all have a story. Everyone in this office needs fixing. You're a stray dog and Olivia took you in. Don't question it.Huck [to Quinn]
You're here because you worship her. You want to be her. You think if you're near her, if you stand in her light, you'll finally do stuff that matters. Because you need to believe that there's something greater than a 9 to 5 crap job. That there's a higher purpose. That your life has meaning because the world feels big and you feel lost. Am I right?Huck [to Quinn]
Olivia: You love her, she loves you. Normal people get married.
Stephen: You won't even date.
Olivia: I'm not normal.
Olivia: He's not wooing me, we're friends.
Stephen: You and I are friends. He's the leader of the free world. Your life makes me feel unsuccessful.
Quinn: We've been here all night. Don't you people ever sleep? Don't any of you have husbands? wives? kids? lives?
Harrison: Gladiator. In a suit.
Abby: Hey Wally, body still here or did the morgue take it already?
Wally: Go home. I'm not telling you anything.
Abby: You don't have to. I'll just take a quick look at the crime scene.
Wally: Not on my watch.
Abby: How's your wife, Wally? She's, what, six months pregnant? Does she know about the stripper?
Wally: You're a real b****, you know that?
Abby: [smiling] I do know that, Wally.
Olivia: My vote always comes down to my gut. My gut tells me everything I need to know. We're taking the case.
Steven: Why do we even bother voting?
Olivia: You're pretty. And smart. So pretty, so smart.
Quinn: I so admire your work in the White House. It's an honor to work for your law firm.
Olivia: We're not a law firm. We're lawyers but this is NOT a law firm.
Steven: Law firms are for pansies.
Olivia: We solve problems.
Abby: Manage crises, save reputations.
Quinn: It's still an honor.
Harrison: I'm not a baby lawyer. I'm a gladiator in a suit. Because that's what you are when you work for Olivia. You're a gladitor in a suit. You want to be a gladiator in a suit. You gotta say it.
Quinn: I want to be a gladiator in a suit.
Quinn, this is not a blind date. On blind dates I like to buy a woman dinner because it makes her more likely to sleep with me or give me a second date. When I buy you dinner, you'll know I'm interested.Harrison