The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 Episode 1: "Offred" Quotes
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.
A priest, a doctor, a gay man. I think I heard that joke once. This wasn't the punchline.
Girls? I know this must feel so strange, but ordinary is just what you're used to. This may not be ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. This will become ordinary.Aunt Lydia
Offred: Moira? What'd they do to her?
Moira: If my right eye offends thee, pluck it out. We're breeding stock. You don't need eyes for that.
The bath is required before the Ceremony. I am to make myself clean. Washed and brushed like a prized pig.
There's an Eye in your house. Be careful!Ofglen
Someone is watching here. Someone is always watching. Nothing can change. It all has to look the same because I intend to survive - for her. Her name is Hannah. My husband was Luke. My name is June.