Saul Berenson Quotes
SAUL: We haven't spoken since Peter Quinn's memorial. That hardly qualified as a conversation.
CARRIE: I wasn't doing too much talking that day.
SAUL: I noticed.
CARRIE: What's that supposed to mean?
SAUL: Well, you knew him better than anybody. I guess I was expecting you to get up, say a few words.
CARRIE: Well, maybe I didn't know him as well as you think.
SAUL: I wasn't judging you, Carrie.
CARRIE: Sure sounded like it.
SAUL: Worst happened. Quinn died. You're still out there going a million miles an hour. You will hit a wall.
CARRIE: I'm fine.
SAUL: Damn it, I'm worried about you.
CARRIE: Well, maybe I don't like the idea of you worrying about me anymore.
You’re missing it, all of you. It’s happening right now in front of your faces. We have O’Keefe. We have a disinformation campaign designed to discredit the president elect. As of today, we have boots on the ground, like the protesters I had to wade through to get here. Does that seem familiar to any of you? Because it does to me. It’s what we did in Nicaragua, Chile, Congo, a dozen other places, all the way back to Iran in the 50s. And it does not end well for the elected regime.
SAUL: I’m in trouble. I have to disappear.
MIRA: This is about the president-elect, isn’t it? The intelligence community hates her. And you’re caught in the middle.
SAUL: I must say I’m impressed.
MIRA: What I don’t understand is why you have to run? […] Honestly, Saul. None of this sounds like you. You’re not just going to pack up and leave her to the wolves.
SAUL: I’ll be humiliated, publicly.
MIRA: When has that ever made the slightest bit of fucking difference to you?
CARRIE: The only way to bring down Dar is by prosecuting the breach in the Berlin station under the Espionage Act.
SAUL: The breach itself was me. I was in the middle of it. I was the one involved with a Russian spy. […] Everything I’ve done. My entire career will be wiped out. All anyone will remember is that.
CARRIE: Keane is not ungrateful; she promised you a pardon.
SAUL: What about the Agency?
CARRIE: The Agency has survived worse.
SAUL: Not when the president wants it gone, which Keane does. You’re aware of that, right?
CARRIE: Maybe you shouldn’t have been fucking a Russian mole.
SAUL: Well, coming from someone who fucked a guy in a suicide vest, that means a lot.
SAUL: What the hell’s going on?
JAVADI: You really don’t know, do you? My God Saul, you have lost your powers. [Saul grabs him] Get your hands off me!
SAUL: Tell me, goddamn it! Why, Majid?
JAVADI: Because I don’t want to spend the rest of my life looking over my shoulder. Sorry, old friend.
SAUL: Sorry? Dar? You reached out to Dar Adal?
JAVADI: I bet on a horse. In the end, I went with the sure thing.
VIKTOR: You know what your problem is? You always have to win every argument. It’s not your most attractive feature. [Hands Saul an envelope containing photos of Dar and Tovah’s meeting in NYC]
SAUL: I’d like to keep these.
VIKTOR: Now it’s my turn to say no. The question is, what do we do now?
VIKTOR: Yes. This puts us in a bad situation, you and me.
SAUL: How so?
VIKTOR: Bombings in Midtown. President-elect in hiding. And now a split in your famous partnership with Dar Adal.
SAUL: There’s no split.
VIKTOR: It’s obvious you’re on the outside looking in. Maybe you’re not much use to me after all.
SAUL: God damn it, Majid. You cheating on the [nuclear] deal or not?
JAVADI: You sound convinced already, so why are you here asking me?
SAUL: We started something, Majid, three years ago, you and I did, together. Something between our two countries that succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.
JAVADI: We didn’t start anything together. You put a gun to my head and threatened to expose me to my own service, I went along because I had no choice, do you remember that?
Saul: Says here you have a 120 million dollar line of credit at First Emirates, a little over half of which was accessed in the last week.
Saul: Compliant bank, correspondent accounts, these are the same tactics you used to counter U.N. sanctions, fund Hezbollah, export your revolution to the rest of the world.
Nafisi: Is that a compliment?
Carrie: You think I'm advising the next president of the United States?
Saul: I think her entire national security platform came right out of that head of yours.
Carrie: You're a runner now, huh?
Carrie: Since when?
Saul: Since Mira filed for divorce.
Want to tell me how our classified network go within a thousand miles of the goddamned internet?
Saul: So you, what are you atoning for? Keeing American safe?
Carrie: I'm not atoning.
Saul: You turned your back on your entire life.
Carrie: I'm just trying to do good work.
Saul: Well you're not. You're being naive and stupid, something you never were before.