Mellie: I want a seat at the table.
Cyrus: You have a seat at the table.
Mellie: The kiddie table. I want a seat at the adult's table like I was during the election. Or have you forgotten how things worked back then?
Cyrus: We've all made sacrifices, me as much as anyone. That was the election. This is the White House and in the White House, this is the way things work.

Olivia: Huck you didn't...
Huck: I didn't hurt him. Much. Anyway, they have him now.
Olivia: Huck if I opened a door that you can't close.
Huck: Doors are closed. I'm okay. I am. You don't worry about me. I'm handling it.
Olivia: Thank you.
Huck: No, thank you.

Quinn: [to Abby] I am not a murderer and I am not a liar, and I'm not going anywhere. So the sooner you get over it, the better. And I go by one name now and it's not Lindsay.
Harrison: [laughing, mocking] I'm Quinn, bitch.

Mellie: Get over her.
Fitz: Mellie...
Mellie: You see her again, and I'll blow you away. And I'm an excellent shot, remember?

[to Fitz] Many a man has been undone by jealousy.

Cyrus

Artie Hornbacher played us. For two days he wagged our dog. I'm not proud of that. But he played you for 16 years. Who knows what secrets he stole along the way, right out from underneath your nose. What a great story! The kind of story that leads to Congressional hearings and mass firings and books and movies. Juicy stuff.

Olivia

As for why this happened, you'd have to ask Olivia that, and that would be a waste of time because she's off her game. Her gut is broken, and we have no idea what she's thinking, what's going on with her.

Abby

Olivia: We fight this with the network, not in court. We stiffen their backbone, freedom of the press, unconstitutional intrusion of the right to privacy.
Quinn: A man's cell phone is his castle.

I want you to unleash a legal tsunami. Don't just empty both barrels. We go nuclear on this.

Fitz

Artie: Do you know the kinds of things they'll do to a man? I heard by the end you're begging them to kill you.
Huck: Is that so?

I am not yours. I don't show up places because you want me. I am not yours. This is over.

Olivia

David: What's the one thing we know about Olivia Pope?
Assistant: Well, she's well-dressed, she's a workaholic...
David: Olivia Pope doesn't use her magic for evil, she uses it for good. Olivia Pope doesn't move Heaven and Earth and further corrupt the justice system unless she knows at the end of the day she can put on the white hat and ride out of town.

Scandal Quotes

I kept my distance from him because I was terrified of what he might...be. Turns out he was yours the whole time. But he was always mine, or he should have been. But I was afraid, and now he's gone.

Mellie

[to Cyrus] It hurts until it doesn't. You think it's going to break you, but it won't. You may not sleep as well at night, but you will be fine. Numb, but numb and fine are the same.

Mellie