Elizabeth: I couldn't have got through any of this without you. I feel bad. Maybe I should talk to Carol.
Russell: No, don't. The only person she likes less than me right now is you.

Elizabeth: Wow! The pictures don't do it justice. It's like something out of a fairytale. Where did you find this place?
Stevie: It was on Blake and Trevor's short list.
Blake: Except then Trevor wanted more of a water element.
Elizabeth: Are you two going to actually ever getting married?
Blake: Yes, if we ever figure out how.
Elizabeth: So probably not, then.

Elizabeth: So the attack came from a rogue commander. That means that President Lee doesn't want to escalate this conflict any more than I do.
Chen: His pride will not allow him to back down. It is a matter of honor, especially because you are a woman.
Elizabeth: So he'd rather blow up the world than bow to a girl?

I don't know where to begin with you Stevie. I have lost so much and been broken so many times. But you make me whole and if you will allow me to be your husband I hope I can make you whole too.

Dmitri

Elizabeth: I want to speak with President Lee.
Military advisor: With all due respect, ma'am, actions speak louder than words.
Elizabeth: I will not engage in retaliatory action without a dialogue. Until further notice, this is a rescue mission.

Democracy works only when government is held accountable.

Elizabeth

Henry: He who accepts injustice welcomes it into his own house.
Heeney: You can quote Scripture to me all you want, but it's not going to change my mind.
Henry: That's not Scripture. That's your father.

Heeney and his father have been holding onto that seat in Pittsburgh so long they're going to name a barnacle after him.

Mike

I don't see why I need to practice telling the truth.

Elizabeth

Dmitri: With your permission, I'd like to ask Stephanie to marry me.
Henry: Oh my God! But you don't have to ask me.
Dmitri: Oh, I should ask the President?
Henry: No, you don't need to ask either of us. Stevie is an adult.

Madam President, do you want to take on one of the most intransigent issues in the world while your head is on the chopping block?

Russell

Stevie, listen. Don't ever postpone your life over political details.

Elizabeth

Madam Secretary Quotes

Allison: Do you have time for muffin?
Elizabeth: What kind of life would I be living if I didn't have time for a muffin?
Allison: Not your best one.

I'm in no need of miracles. You may be. But not me.

President Ostrov