Madam Secretary Quotes
Elizabeth: I was thinking we go full whistle blow tour like Teddy Roosevelt.
Henry: And Eisenhower and Truman.
Elizabeth: But not Taft. What do you think?
Jay: I think it's full of character, just like the President.
Henry: Stevie, Dmitri... this is what I know about marriage and life. You win some-a, you lose some-a. But the true test of character is how you celebrate the victories and endure the losses. And believe me when I tell you, both are better when you face them with someone you love. Now, one of the things I admire about Aquinas -
Elizabeth: Oh, Henry.
Henry: Come on. ... was that he was inspired to teach beginners. You two are hardly beginners at life, but you're beginners at marriage. This is your first day as a wife and husband. Begin this journey with caring and patience and love and laughter and passionate curiosity. Be each other's teachers and know that you are surrounded by people in this room that love you and will teach you. And invite us over a lot, will you? Especially your mom. You know, in our house I was sometimes known as the Stevie whisperer. So without further ado... may God bless you with a long and happy union.
Stevie: So I'd like to close with a Jane Austen quote. I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. Thank you for making me happier than I deserve.
Dmitri: Well my vows are going to be a lot shorter. When I look at you, I see a life I never dared to dream of for myself. You and your family have done more for me than I deserve. Thank you for bringing me life. I will never leave you again. I am home.
Forgive me for talking shop, but I wanted to let you know I'm with you on the ERA. I know how embattled you must feel. Just don't let anyone tell you you're tilting at windmills.Dalton
Carol: What are you doing?
Russell: I'm trying to pull this wedding off.
Carol: I want you to listen to me very carefully. I am not the person you tell about your day anymore. It's over.
Nina: I thought there were supposed to be no politics at this wedding.
Russell: That's what I'm doing. If he's at the wedding, he can't stage a civil war.
Henry: Men and women are different.
Henry: But different doesn't have to mean inferior. Women have been fighting for equality since this country began.
We are not politicizing this wedding. And no one is having a damn coup.Russell
President McCord is trying to get a gratuitous amendment passed that will unnecessarily divide the country on gender lines. And I intend to stop it dead in its tracks.Amy Ross
Elizabeth: Ever since I was taken to the woodshed by Flo Avery, I've been thinking about the ERA.
Mike: Are you also thinking about mood rings and SuperTramp?
Flo: I never thought I'd live to see a woman President. And now that I have, I couldn't be more disappointed.
Flo: Don't pat yourself too much on the back. This bill was passed by a houseful of men. The Declaration of Independence says all MEN are created equal. The Emancipation Proclamation didn't end slavery. The 13th Amendment did. And look at what happened to the ERA. Until the Constitution guarantees me my rights, I see no reason to celebrate.
Carol: No. You have broken so many promises. And worse than the thousand broken promises is that you have always put me second to your job. I have never come first and I never will.
Russell: It's not a competition.
Carol: Not anymore.