Madam Secretary Season 6 Episode 5: "Daisy" Quotes
Growing up, I never thought I'd see a female President or any President that I could admire with my whole heart.
On July 8, 1948, General Eisenhower spoke before the UN. He said, 'If children go hungry, how can they be expected to be ambassadors of peace?' In today's violent world, that's more important than ever.Dalton
Henry: If you were in her shoes, you'd have turned that flash drive over to the FBI even if it cost you an election. If there's one thing I know about you, you are scrupulously honest.
Elizabeth: It's not directly analogous. Daisy thought she was protecting me and the country from Miller.
Henry: True. But the thing about ethics is they can't be cherry picked. Daisy convinced herself that she was doing the right thing when she wasn't. Don't you do it too.
Elizabeth: Daisy is more than an employee. She's a friend.
Henry: Then forgive her. But you're the President of the United States. You have to let her go.
President McCord doesn't need my advice. She has complete integrity and her character is unimpeachable. And yes, I said unimpeachable, Senator Hanson.Conrad
Elizabeth: You could have heard a pin drop.
Henry: They sure made a lot of noise once they got outside.
Russell: Circling the wagons, whining about their freedoms. Never gets old.
Elizabeth: Except Valerie Gillian is in jail for contempt, not for something she wrote. This is about finding the truth, not about censorship.
Valerie: I got a message for your boss.
Mike: I suggest you take it up with the US attorney.
Valerie: And give that court legitimacy? Not a chance. I thought I'd skip the line and go straight to the source. Tell her that there is no way in hell that I'm revealing my source under any circumstances.
Mike: They'll hold you in contempt.
Valerie: Then I'll write from jail. I've already cleared it with my editor.
Elizabeth: You should have disclosed it.
Daisy: If it was any other candidate, I would have. But Miller is a racist and a xenophobe and a liar. I did nothing wrong. But I knew he would lie and distort and say there was collusion. And because he was a Republican candidate for President, millions of people would have believed him. And if he sunk your campaign and got elected, I wouldn't be able to look my daughter in the eye.
The President is here...the older one...um, the former one...though he is older.Blake
Well, Bess, I think we did all we could.Conrad
Just because Eisenhower was Conrad's favorite doesn't mean you have to redecorate.Henry
Elizabeth: You're sure this is a swing district?
Daisy: Trust me, this district could decide the whole election.
Elizabeth: It had to be Virginia.
Daisy: You're from Virginia.
Elizabeth [to woman passing by]: You vote today?
Woman: Not for you!