Favorite Olivia Pope Quotes
Olivia: My father doesn't give me orders.
Tom: You think you, oh, you think you have a father? I am so sorry but you don't have a father. You have Command. You were raised by Command. Command doesn't have a family. Command has soliders. You take orders like any other soldier. You've been taking orders from Command since the day you were born.
Serving the Republic, I always thought it was a good thing, a great thing. True service, a calling. Now I think...I think it eats at you until you are not you anymore, until you are lost. Until you can't remember who you were. Until you forget yourself and all you can see is the greater good. All you can see is God and country and you're so busy being a patriot that you forget to be a person.
Jake: I came to say good-bye.
Jake: I loved you. Whatever happens next, I want to make sure you know that I loved you. I love you.
Cyrus: Ironic, isn't it?
Cyrus: It's always the ones closest to us, the ones who say they care. They're the ones who do the most damage.
Olivia: So why are you telling me this?
Huck: Because the last woman who was sleeping with the President ended up dead in the Potomac. And I want you to stay alive.
[to Huck] I have to admit, I'm not a person who gives change to homeless guys in the Metro. I don't do that. I don't stop, which is. I don't stop. But I stopped for you. You made me stop. It was your eyes. You have the saddest eyes. They were sadder than mine.
Cyrus: Is it a date? Who is he?
Olivia: You wouldn't know him. I don't even know if I know him. There's something not quite right there, but I'm going with it because God knows when it comes to men my instincts haven't exactly served me well, so I'm jumping. This is me jumping.
Cyrus: Why is everyone cheating on me?
Huck: I did terrible things.
Olivia: We all do terrible things.
What else do you need? What service can I render for you today? Am I here to stroke your ego? Am I your cheerleader? Am I here to wipe your tears? Am I your nanny? Am I here to fight the bullies? Am I your bodyguard today? Maybe I'm here to make you feel good? Maybe I'm your dealer. Or maybe I'm here to make you feel hot and manly and ready so you're not jealous of your wife's boyfriend. Is that it? Am I your fluffer today Fitz? What service am I billing you for today?
Olivia: I'm done with him, Cy.
Cyrus: Done done or heavy phone breathing done?
Fitz: You are going to be my First Lady.
Olivia: I can't leave them. They need me. I'm their Gladiator.