Madam Secretary Quotes
Crazy thing is, I don't think I've ever felt freer or more sure of myself. How scary is that? I mean, real madman stuff. No sense at all that I was out of my gourd.Dalton
We all pledged an oath to the Constitution, not to the president.Elizabeth [addressing the Cabinet]
Secretary: If you and Russell are right, don't we owe it to Conrad to protect him and his reputation? Other administrations have shielded their president's in the past. Maybe it's our turn to step up. Do our jobs while limiting his public appearances.
Elizabeth: I want to protect him too. But a shadow government of un-elected cabinet members running the show while keeping the president under wraps is no way to govern a democracy.
I am trying to show Salnikov and Russia that I will not be trifled with. That when I make a threat, I carry through on it. And I don't give a *crap* if you or anyone agrees, because I am the most powerful man on Earth, and no one is going to stop me!Dalton
I'm the damn president! And my authority will not be questioned! Do you understand?Dalton
Henry: We have the best system of government the world has ever seen, but it's only as good as the people in charge.
Elizabeth: Gosh, that's reassuring.
Henry: Should I even ask how your day was?
Elizabeth: Well, the Constitution is still intact...for now.
I realize we're painting outside the lines here, but the framers never contemplated that an elected president wouldn't be reasonable! We're doing the best we can!Russell
Earl the Plumber: The point here isn't to be right. The point here is to learn from your mistakes.
Henry [with restrained sarcasm]: Well, thank you, Earl. This is a terrific opportunity for growth.
Elizabeth: I can't feel my ears!
Henry: Maybe you should've worn a hat.
Elizabeth: I can't. I'm wearing fancy hair. Men never get that.
Dmitri: I'm so sorry, Stevie.
Stevie: No, no, I am. I didn't mean to get you...exiled or whatever.
Dmitri: It's okay. Exile is a very Russian thing. It's like a rite of passage.
It was a fool's errand from the beginning. I shouldn't have let guilt cloud my judgement. But the thing is, honestly, I wanted to support a woman who felt betrayed.Elizabeth