Don't kid yourself, honey. When it comes to whether my daughter lives or dies, you are not capable of making a decision like that.

Susan

LENA: I've been thinking about the Priya situation, and I'm really sorry.
JESUS: It's OK.
LENA: No. It's not ok because I hired David over Priya the first time around even though she was more qualified, and I did that because I'm sexist, and I thought that she might be a distraction for you.
JESUS: Yeah, you're right.
LENA: No. I was wrong to assume that you couldn't rise above locker room talk and be the man we raised you to be. The man who has the courage to stand up to his friends and say no it's not okay to sexually harass women. Physically or verbally, to their faces or behind their back. That you're a man who respects not just his moms, and his sisters, and his girlfriend, but all women. That's who I believe you are. That's who I hope you are. So I'm not going to tell Priya it's not working out, and if you can't show her the respect she deserves, you can tell her that yourself, and you can tell her why.

Stef: So it's official, huh? You're a lesbian?
Tess: I'm not. I haven't... I..I..I'm exploring.

Jesus: My moms saved me and my sister from more nights of despair and terror. They gave us the one thing that we dreamed of but didn't dare actually hope for: family. They made us feel safe, and for the first time in our young lives, loved. So loved. They made us feel like we were worth something. That we mattered. That someone in the world wanted us. And I know that there's nothing that I can ever give back to them that can equal what they have given to me, but I want my two strong, beautiful, brilliant moms to know that they don't have to hope I'll be the man they raised me to be because that's the man I want to be, and I'll always do my best to never let them down

STEF: I tried so hard mom. I tried. I tried to be...
SHARON: To be what?
STEF [crying and panicking]: I tried to be straight, mom. I tried. I tried to be normal. I tried to make daddy proud. I tried to not be ashamed of myself.
SHARON: What's happening to you? You're having a... you're having a panic attack.
STEF [gasping]: I ca- please!
SHARON: OK. No. No, I need you to breathe. It's a stress response. Just breathe, ok? Breathe from your abdomen, not your chest.
STEF: Just, please!
SHARON: Alright, listen to me very carefully. I need you to touch four things. Touch four things.
STEF [touching objects]: Please, I can't...Chair. Pillow. Curtain. Wall.
SHARON: Ok, three things that you hear. Three things you hear.
STEF: I hear your voice. Hear my breathing I hear a really annoying bird.
SHARON: Ok, good. Two things you smell.
STEF: Your breath.
SHARON: Ok, that's uncalled for.
STEF: I smell bacon. Bacon from brunch.
SHARON: Good. One thing you can taste.
STEF: Fear. [sobs] Fear.

Callie: She must really trust you.
Brandon: I don't know if I could do it though, like, pull the plug or whatever.
Callie: You should tell her that.

Unlike guilt, which is the feeling of doing something wrong, shame is the feeling of being something wrong, and this assault on the self it can cause deep depression and severe anxiety.

Therapist

We shouldn't just raise our daughters to be feminists. We should raise our sons to be feminist too.

Stef

I gotta get out of here before I get processed. They're going to strip search me. I won't be safe in central jail if people find out.

Aaron

ICE Agent: Just so you know, I didn't get into this to chase innocent teenagers into churches. You know, I thought I was making this country safer, but things at ICE have changed. Agents have been given carte blanche to go after whoever they want however they want. It's not right.
CALLIE: Well, what are you going to do about it? Because frankly, an apology isn't going to cut it.
ICE Agent: I know. That's why I have some information for you.

You need to get a life, Susan. Stop using your daughter as an excuse for why you haven't.

Henry

I need you to come pick me up, please. Right now. I don't think I can drive.

Stef

The Fosters Season 5 Quotes

LENA: I've been thinking about the Priya situation, and I'm really sorry.
JESUS: It's OK.
LENA: No. It's not ok because I hired David over Priya the first time around even though she was more qualified, and I did that because I'm sexist, and I thought that she might be a distraction for you.
JESUS: Yeah, you're right.
LENA: No. I was wrong to assume that you couldn't rise above locker room talk and be the man we raised you to be. The man who has the courage to stand up to his friends and say no it's not okay to sexually harass women. Physically or verbally, to their faces or behind their back. That you're a man who respects not just his moms, and his sisters, and his girlfriend, but all women. That's who I believe you are. That's who I hope you are. So I'm not going to tell Priya it's not working out, and if you can't show her the respect she deserves, you can tell her that yourself, and you can tell her why.

STEF: I tried so hard mom. I tried. I tried to be...
SHARON: To be what?
STEF [crying and panicking]: I tried to be straight, mom. I tried. I tried to be normal. I tried to make daddy proud. I tried to not be ashamed of myself.
SHARON: What's happening to you? You're having a... you're having a panic attack.
STEF [gasping]: I ca- please!
SHARON: OK. No. No, I need you to breathe. It's a stress response. Just breathe, ok? Breathe from your abdomen, not your chest.
STEF: Just, please!
SHARON: Alright, listen to me very carefully. I need you to touch four things. Touch four things.
STEF [touching objects]: Please, I can't...Chair. Pillow. Curtain. Wall.
SHARON: Ok, three things that you hear. Three things you hear.
STEF: I hear your voice. Hear my breathing I hear a really annoying bird.
SHARON: Ok, good. Two things you smell.
STEF: Your breath.
SHARON: Ok, that's uncalled for.
STEF: I smell bacon. Bacon from brunch.
SHARON: Good. One thing you can taste.
STEF: Fear. [sobs] Fear.