Scandal Season 1 Quotes
Everybody has secrets, Abby, most of them aren't pretty. In our line of work, I don't judge. Neither should you.Olivia
Abby: You'd never pay for sex would you? Have you?
Harrison: Everyone pays for sex, at least until they're in a relationship. That's how it works. I buy you dinner, I buy you drinks, it's not out of the goodness of my heart.
Abby: Why do men do it?
Harrison: Honestly? To never have to have a conversation like the one we're having right now.
Huck: You look like you're going to throw up. Don't throw up in my office.
Quinn: I was doing a thing, for Olivia, and I screwed it up.
Huck: You screw up, you fix it. You're a fixer. That's the job.
Quinn: I lost a person. I need you to help me track them, or hunt them, or whatever it is you do to find someone right this instant.
Huck: You try their house? Try their house.
Sharon: I didn't stay out of trouble for 30 years by kissing and telling, Stevie. Nobody knows that better than you.
Stephen: Your clients are all grown men. I'm a grown man. I made a choice. To do something illegal. And sometimes we have to live with the choices we make.
It's a dirty little secret. And dirty little secrets always come out.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.
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.