Stephen Finch: [at Olivia's door in the middle of the night] You know what's interesting about being engaged? Fiancees don't like it when you get out of bed at 3:00 AM to go see another woman. But you called, I came, and I brought our best friend Shiraz.
[hands her a wine bottle]
Olivia Pope: Things are bad. He's in trouble, Cyrus. This is real. Amanda Tanner is pregnant. I need to know if he maybe Took precautions with Amanda.
Cyrus Beene: You want to know if the president wore condoms when he slept around? I don't know. I think that's your area. Did he wear one with you?
Cyrus Beene: President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III has declared war on you, Olivia, and he does so with the full force of the White House and the legion of men and women who work in the United States Government. May God have mercy on your soul.
Olivia Pope: I did what I had to for my client. I made a tough call. You don't like it, Abby, too bad. It's my name on that door, not yours.
Abby Whelan: Don't talk to me about tough calls or names on the door... When Charles fractured three of my ribs and broke my jaw and threw me out into the snow in my nightgown, Olivia Pope took a tire iron and broke his knee cap and got me the best divorce attorney in the state and got me out of that marriage. It's what Olivia does. It's who you are. You are the gladiator. I would gladly follow you over a cliff, but you've gotta show up. You gotta be a warrior. You don't get to pick and choose when the real Olivia Pope walks through that door. You made the wrong call.
Quinn Perkins: [on the phone] You'd better come down to the office. There's an army here.
Olivia Pope: An army of what? Reporters? Lawyers?
Quinn Perkins: An actual army.
Olivia Pope: I know this seems scary, I know it's overwhelming, but we are talking about the president of the United States. You want to burn down his house, you're gonna have to burn down your own as well.
Olivia Pope: [to dictator] I know she's your wife, I know she's the mother of your children, and I know she seems weak now, but she is smart, she is powerful, and smart, powerful women like Carolina they don't curl up and hide when they've been wounded. They strike back by writing memoirs and appearing on talk shows and at benefits and on red carpets, talking about women's rights in the developing world and how babies were ripped from her arms by a ruthless dictator who can't run a family, much less a country. And then one day, out of nowhere, she's not just the mother of your children anymore. She's a hero. And people everywhere, here, in your country, people love a hero, general. People rise up and fight for a hero. And I will make it my personal mission that the rest of the world is behind them when they do. So you need to tread very carefully here, because what you do today may determine your political survival. This woman can either be the mother of your children or the face of your opposition now which would you prefer?