I’ve spent enough time helping people clean up their messes.

Olivia

You need to give them Command, but that doesn’t mean you need to give them me.

Rowan

I did so because of you. All of you. The ones in charge, the ‘masters of the universe.’ White men, whose complacency — whose privilege — left this republic in a state of neglect.

Rowan

You’re the bitch. You’re always someone’s bitch!

David

The sky is falling — literally falling!

Jake

He might be pretty, but he’s not that pretty.

Lonnie

It ends with us. It ends with us doing what’s right for the country.

Olivia

It’s so lonely up here at the top. How I wish one of you would evolve so I could call myself extinct!

Rowan

You think you need my applause?

Rowan

You’re all sharks — you, Fitz, Cyrus and Olivia. I’ve heard things over the years. Election rigging, blackmail, murder. … Now you’re horrified and surprised that one of your sharks attacked you, behaved like a shark.

Marcus

No. I did. I gave the order. By the authority vested in me… as Command of B613.

Olivia

Olivia: I do not kill. Not anymore.
Mellie: 418,000 Americans died in World War II. Heroes. There is such a thing as a just war. And we are in the middle of one.

Scandal Quotes

I am not a toy that you can play with when you're bored or lonely or horny. I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me! Until then, we are done.

Olivia

I could sit here and rattle on about being framed and your father being behind the whole thing but really that's just my word and why should you trust my word? I've been lying to you ever since we met, right? My word's not going to change anything, it can't. We both know in the end you're not going to choose me. That's okay, Olivia I want you to know I need you to know, not choosing me is okay.

Jake