We're living in a new world, Red. A world where Olivia Pope is judge, jury, and executioner.


Olivia: Cyrus, Fitz and I together, we have an actual relationship. This is what a couple looks like.
Cyrus: You have the Oval. This is what power looks like. He's not the President anymore, Olivia. You are.

You have pulled off a clean, bloodless coup in the United States of America and no one is the wiser. That is one for the history books.

Cyrus [to Olivia]

Here's why you are so brilliant. You didn't have to give up your career. You got to move into the White House. You are not saddled with any of the prisoner duties that come with being First Lady. You come and go as you please and, wait for it, I'm not the guy behind the girl behind the guy, I'm the guy behind the girl. Fitz isn't even in the picture.

Cyrus [to Olivia]

Liz: This. This isn't you. You're a weasly little troll, and I don't like you, and I don't respect you, and I think you're pathetic.
David: Is there a point here, or...

Olivia: Whatever you say about my father, you say it in front of me.
Jake: Okay. The plan is to find your father, and when I do, I'm going to look him in the eye and put a bullet in his head.

Marcus: The White House isn't our client.
Quinn: She's the President's girlfriend. The White House is always our client. I hate the new normal.

You just let a murderer out of prison, not for the good of the Republic, but because you wanted to. Because it personally served you and I don't see any impeachment hearings and I don't see a wedding ring on that finger. You are Rowan's greatest achievement. You have become exactly the woman he raised you to be. Power hungry, entitled, dangerous, and the beauty of it is you don't even know it.

Jake [to Olivia]

How does someone as brilliant, as accomplished as you, not know what you are, who you are?

Jake [to Olivia]

To Congress! May their heads one day depart from their asses!


Do you even give a crap about any of this, Fitz? I get the foundation and Saturdays and you get to marry your mistress. It doesn't get any better for you than that.


Olivia: No wedding dress, no flowers, and no vows. And I'm keeping my name.
Fitz: Good. Because I'm only marrying you for your money.

Scandal Quotes

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.

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.