Elizabeth: Politics ain't a bean bag game.
Henry: True. But it ain't supposed to be the Hunger Games either.

I will not attack Congress no matter how deplorable I find Canning and Hansen's tactics to be.

Elizabeth

Mike: So Beijing seized on a political gray area to shoot at Russian efforts? That's not exactly shocking.
Thompson: True, but surveillance video shows Chinese military buildups on one island in particular: Han un Dou.
Russell: Even saying the name breaks the spell.
Elizabeth: So basically just another beautiful day in the neighborhood.

You are obsessed with destroying me and you're willing to pull the whole country down with you.

Elizabeth

Since I came here, I lost my country, I lost my name. I lost everything but when I am with you, I feel like I'm home. I don't want to lose you again.

Dmitri

Russell: Can we discuss what you plan to offer first?
Elizabeth: We're trying to prevent a shooting war in the Middle East. Can we discuss how it plays in the press later?

They're surrounded by US troops. How do they think this ends?

Russell

One thing I appreciated about your predecessor is that he never engaged in innuendo. That's something wives do, not leaders.

Russian President

Yesterday turned an internship and a boyfriend into a bloodbath. We're not gonna throw another one of you to the lions.

Russell

Elizabeth: How is she doing?
Blake: You know in Wonder Woman when she fights off bullets with her bracelets? Like that.

This is just the latest partisan attempt by Congress to interfere with a duly elected President.

Stevie

Ms. McCord, not only is your mother's reputation at stake here, but the fate of our country is. I'd ask you to shine a clear light on all that you know and sit before us as a citizen first.

Canning

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