Mellie: It's intoxicating, everyone always doing what I say. I started to think, I can do whatever I want, whomever I want, but that is exactly what they all thought; those old dead guys with their mistresses and their child brides. The pigs! And now, it's happening to me. It's a nightmare.
Cyrus: I never thought about it like that.
Mellie: Well, now you know. You're not the only one with issues around here.

I got here because I managed to escape you, like Liv managed to escape you.

When you're running, you talk about how great you are. When I'm running for office, you talk about how great you are. Is there a scenario where you don't talk about how great you are?

Screw as many whores as you want, Fitz, I wouldn’t expect anything less. But you sure as hell better keep them away from my children.

Mellie: You were a good mistress. Probably a great one.
Olivia: Well, I am an over achiever.

Mellie: You can divorce them but you can't get rid of them.
Cyrus: Fitz? Or Olivia?
Mellie: Both.

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Mellie: Is that some sort of reverse psychology crap you learned from your therapist?
Olivia: I don't have a therapist.
Mellie: Well, maybe you should get one.

I was devastated when I found out Fitz was having an affair with you. I fell into a deep depression and the only thing that got me through was thinking that you were just a phase. Fitz and I, we could survive a phase. So I stayed.

Mellie: You really can compartmentalize like nobody's business.
Olivia: You asked for Olivia Pope. You got Olivia Pope.

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.

Mellie: We should've locked ourselves in a room together and gotten drunk years ago.
Cyrus: I haven't had this much fun spending the night with a woman in, hell, ever.

Mellie: I don't want us to fight anymore. If you don't hurt me, I won't hurt you. Okay?
Fitz: Okay.

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.