Collected Quotes: Scandal (Season 2 – Present)

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Best Of

“I have prayed to God over and over and where there once was his voice, the warmth of how love, there is now only cold silence. […] Without him, without the sign of his love, I am worse than dead.”

— “No Sun on the Horizon.” Scandal


“You’re running like you are being chased, you’re not running like you want to cross the finish line first.”

— “A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar.” Scandal


I may not agree with what you want to say, but I feel like I wouldn’t be doing my job […] if I didn’t try to help you say it.

—  “The Fish Rots From the Head.” Scandal


“Damn shame I tell you, being a black woman. ‘Be strong,’ they say. Support your man, raise your man, think like a man. Well damn, I gotta do all that? Who’s out here working for me, carrying my burden, building me up when I get down? Nobody. Black women out here trying to save everybody and what do we get? Swagger jacked by white girls wearing cornrows and bamboo earrings. Ain’t that a bitch? But we still try. Try to help all y’all. Even when we get nothing. Is that admirable or ridiculous? I don’t know.”

— “Tick Tock.” Scandal


Mr. Big Strong Black Man. God forbid you let a sista like me help you out. Naw, you don’t want that. Don’t let me put you on my back when you fall. Wipe the crust out of your eyes. Put a pep back in your step. Because when we do, you resent us for making you better, smarter, stronger. Then drop us so you can be with someone basic, someone without all that baggage you left us with.

— “Tick Tock.” Scandal

The Rest

Season 6

“Damn shame I tell you, being a black woman. ‘Be strong,’ they say. Support your man, raise your man, think like a man. Well damn, I gotta do all that? Who’s out here working for me, carrying my burden, building me up when I get down? Nobody. Black women out here trying to save everybody and what do we get? Swagger jacked by white girls wearing cornrows and bamboo earrings. Ain’t that a bitch? But we still try. Try to help all y’all. Even when we get nothing. Is that admirable or ridiculous? I don’t know.”

— “Tick Tock.” Scandal


Mr. Big Strong Black Man. God forbid you let a sista like me help you out. Naw, you don’t want that. Don’t let me put you on my back when you fall. Wipe the crust out of your eyes. Put a pep back in your step. Because when we do, you resent us for making you better, smarter, stronger. Then drop us so you can be with someone basic, someone without all that baggage you left us with.

— “Tick Tock.” Scandal

Season 5

I may not agree with what you want to say, but I feel like I wouldn’t be doing my job […] if I didn’t try to help you say it.

—  “The Fish Rots From the Head.” Scandal


Season 4

“For once I’m not trying to make sense. I’m not trying to be logical. I’m being happy.”

— “Run.” Scandal


Season 3

“Tell me something, because I’ve always been curious: what’s it like being you? Cutting people’s throats and calling it politics; appealing to the lowest, basic part of humanity; scraping the bottom part of a person’s soul; carrying out these little emotional assassinations?”

— “The Fluffer.” Scandal


“You may not trust me, but at least be smart enough to know my priorities, and predict my behavior accordingly.”

— “The Fluffer.” Scandal


“You think you family, but you nothing more than the help.”

— “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Scandal


“Providing for someone and being a parent are two different things.”

— “Vermont is for Lovers, Too.” Scandal


Season 2

“You are not going to grow old alone. You’re never alone. I’m here.”

— “Blown Away.”


“You’re ornamental, not functional.”
— Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III – s2/e1 – 25:18


“I don’t have to answer to you, I have to produce for you. I don’t do lost causes or tilted windows, I don’t work miracles from the impossible, I may cold cut relations about difficult situations and I do not take on anything I know I won’t win and I will win this!”

— Olivia Pope – s02/e01 – 20:01

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