Rose: You will never let go of her, will you?
Nick: I tried. I really tried, but I can't.
Rose: I don't want to be with you anymore.

June: We have to run.
Luke: What?
June: We waited last time. We waited too long, and we didn't see how much they hated us. I lost you, and then we lost Hannah.
Luke: Are we just gonna forget about her now?
June: We will never ever forget about her, but we cannot help her if we are dead. It's changing, Luke. This country is changing.
Luke: No, Canada's not Gilead.
June: America wasn't Gilead until it was, and then it was too fuckin' late. Luke, we have to go. We have to run. Now.

Luke: June, we're gonna find each other. We always do, right? Get on the train.
June: We need you.
Luke: Take care of our baby, ok? You take good care of her.
June: You were never going to get on the train, were you? Luke, come find me. Come find me. I love you. I love you.
Luke: I love you, June Osborne.

Naomi: I have prayed on this and asked God to guide me on what is best for Angela.
Janine: Same, mam. I pray for the same thing, to do what is best for your daughter.
Naomi: Yes. As it turns out, Angela is with her grandparents for the entire summer, which will give you a chance to prove yourself.
Janine: Yes, Mrs. Putnam.
Naomi: If that is successful, I will consider letting you stay. When Angela returns, I will oversee all interactions with her, now or in the future. That is inviolate.
Janine: I understand.
Naomi: And remember, she's my daughter. To say anything else, to suggest is heresy. You could lose your tongue.

I hate this world. I love you, though.


Nick: She has people who care for her. She doesn't need me. I'm nothing.
Mark: No, you're not, Commander. Not to her.

Naomi: Janine. Have you seen your room?
Janine: Uh, no, mam.
Naomi: Well, I can have a Martha show you.
Janine: OK.
Naomi: Or I could show you. I feel so hopeful, don't you? And honestly, it will just be nice to have a friendly face in the house, OfJoseph.
Janine: That's not my name.
Naomi: Pardon?
Janine: We're not friends. Do you really think that we're friends? I think that you're one of the worst people I have ever known. I am not your friend. I hate you, Naomi. How could you not know that?

June: Hello.
Joseph: Um, I'm sorry, June. I really am. All this bloodshed, it's, it's exactly what I was trying to avoid.
June: Soldiers are dead; you fuckin' slaughtered them.
Joseph: They invaded my country.
June: To save our children.
Joseph: Citizens of Gilead.
June: They were stolen from us! You know that!
Joseph: I gave you the chance to be with Hannah. You threw your lot in with the Americans!
June: Is that why you called, to blame me?
Joseph: No. I, I called because you can still come to New Bethlehem.
June: Why would you let me do that?
Joseph: Hannah's a symbol now. Like it or not, so are you. So, after last night, it would be even more effective if June Osborn chose to return to Gilead to be close to her child, close to Nick, too.
June: What do you mean?
Joseph: Nick will be there. You'd be neighbors, you could buy cups of sugar from each other, or whatever the kids are calling it these days.
June: Do you think you can just dangle Nick in front of me, and I'll just do whatever the fuck you want??
Joesph: I think it's a good deal, and I think you should take it. But there's one thing. Uh, I need you to go public. Call the failed mission a foolish act of aggression.
June: What? No, I'm not gonna say that.
Joseph: Why not? It's the truth. The Americans did what they always did. They put Hannah, they put all of those girls in real danger.
June: I cannot make Gilead look like the victim here. Joseph, it is an evil fucking country. I can't do that.
Joseph: I'm trying to fix it from the inside.
June: You are still part of it! You are one of them. It's even worse cause I know you know better.
Joseph: I'm doing what I can, step by step. It's what I promised Eleanor.
June: Eleanor hated you. She couldn't stand the sight of you. She was so broken and so ashamed of the man that she loved that she'd rather be dead. I watched her die. I did, I watched her die, and I did nothing, nothing.
Joseph: I knew, I knew you had something to do with it, but Eleanor would still want me to help you with Hannah, help you come back.
June: I want her here! I want my baby here. Safe and free. Please.
Joseph: It's never gonna happen.

Mark: Nick was an eye. He's a commander now. Someone like that defecting from Gilead? Big impact. You can make one, too. You could. You know that. After Angel's Flight, after your testimony against Waterford, you should step up, put your power to use.
June: I don't feel comfortable doing that right now, Mark.
Mark: Fair enough. What about Nick? I could set up a meeting. I could set it up today. Be nice to have a win.
June: Yeah. Yeah, set it up.

Nick: Gilead's changing. There's progress. Under Lawrence, we're making it better.
June: We.
Nick: I have to do whatever it takes to protect my family, just like you.
June: I want what's best for both our families. [long pause] Well, this is a fine mess, isn't it?
Nick: The world's a mess.
June: Yeah. Do you know what I wish, though? I wish the world would just go away, just for a little bit.
Nick: It's going to be hard for us to see each other.
June: I don't want to make trouble for you.
Nick: Do me a favor, and tell Nichole that I love her. Tell her I love her and I miss her all the time. Will you do that for me?
June: Of course, I will.

Serena: Praise be.
Mr. Wheeler: Oh, yeah.

Naomi: He had Warren killed in front of me.
Aunt Lydia: Which he's willing to overlook. So should you.

The Handmaid's Tale Quotes

A priest, a doctor, a gay man. I think I heard that joke once. This wasn't the punchline.


A window with white curtains. The glass is shatterproof, but it isn't running away that they're afraid of. A Handmaid wouldn't get far. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself given a cutting edge or a twisted shape and a chandelier. It's harder on Ceremony Day, but thinking can hurt your chances. My name is Offred. I had another name, but it's forbidden now. So many things are forbidden now.