Carrie Mathison Quotes
DAVID: Come on, Carrie, this can't come as a total surprise.
CARRIE: What are you talking about?
DAVID: You must have known that something was in the works...
CARRIE: [interrupting] Saul Berenson was dragged out of his car this morning.
DAVID: First of all, that's an exaggeration, he was detained.
CARRIE: I saw it happen, David. We were Face Timing. And, no, I wasn't aware we were about to go full-on Joe Stalin.
DAVID: Listen, everybody detained today was connected to the conspiracy.
CARRIE: Detained? Why do you keep saying detained? They were arrested, and without legal authority, as far as I can tell. [...] You sent me out there to personally assure people this would never happen. You used me!
DAVID: Yes we did, and for good reason.
CARRIE: Yeah, to provide cover for a political house cleaning.
SAUL: We haven't spoken since Peter Quinn's memorial. That hardly qualified as a conversation.
CARRIE: I wasn't doing too much talking that day.
SAUL: I noticed.
CARRIE: What's that supposed to mean?
SAUL: Well, you knew him better than anybody. I guess I was expecting you to get up, say a few words.
CARRIE: Well, maybe I didn't know him as well as you think.
SAUL: I wasn't judging you, Carrie.
CARRIE: Sure sounded like it.
SAUL: Worst happened. Quinn died. You're still out there going a million miles an hour. You will hit a wall.
CARRIE: I'm fine.
SAUL: Damn it, I'm worried about you.
CARRIE: Well, maybe I don't like the idea of you worrying about me anymore.
CARRIE: What’s that supposed to mean? I don’t care? I don’t care so much I visited you in the hospital every day? I don’t care so much I took you into my home? I lost my daughter? I don’t care so much I fucking dropped everything when your hooker girlfriend showed up out of the blue and said you needed me?
QUINN: You had no choice!
CARRIE: Oh believe me I did.
QUINN: You owe me!
CARRIE: Why’s that?
QUINN: Because you made me this way! It’s always your mission, your mission, your mission! [throws object angrily]
CARRIE: At least I understand now what happened here.
QUINN: You don’t. This [pointing to dead body] is what I do.
CARRIE: Don’t even say that.
QUINN: It’s all I can do.
QUINN: Because there’s nothing here [pointing to his heart], there never was.
CARRIE: Shut the fuck up! [more calmly] You changed after the stroke. We both know it and I am so, so sorry what I did to you.
QUINN: You didn’t do anything. I’ve always been this way.
Tell Dar Adal he wins. Now I want to see my daughter.
MAX: Listen to me, Carrie. Somebody is paying O’Keefe a shitload of money to build a massive domestic propaganda machine. And if this somebody is DOD, or NSA, or Dar Adal, he’s breaking about ten federal laws. Plus, this isn’t just about fake news and manipulating public opinion, it’s about stifling dissent.
CARRIE: If this is Dar Adal, I’m about to bring the roof down on his head.
CARRIE: The only way to bring down Dar is by prosecuting the breach in the Berlin station under the Espionage Act.
SAUL: The breach itself was me. I was in the middle of it. I was the one involved with a Russian spy. […] Everything I’ve done. My entire career will be wiped out. All anyone will remember is that.
CARRIE: Keane is not ungrateful; she promised you a pardon.
SAUL: What about the Agency?
CARRIE: The Agency has survived worse.
SAUL: Not when the president wants it gone, which Keane does. You’re aware of that, right?
CARRIE: Maybe you shouldn’t have been fucking a Russian mole.
SAUL: Well, coming from someone who fucked a guy in a suicide vest, that means a lot.
[Quinn] nearly died last year in Berlin and I managed to save him. But… [getting emotional] the way he’s been acting the past few months, it’s as if he wants to finish the job. So I brought him into our home because I can’t go through that again. I can’t lose another one.
JUDGE: Can you explain what you were doing in your daughter’s room, with a loaded gun?
CARRIE: I had reason to fear for my safety, Your Honor, and Franny’s.
JUDGE: Why didn’t you call the police?
CARRIE: I used to work for the CIA. I’ve been trained to handle firearms and deal with threatening situations. […] The last time the police came to my house, things didn’t turn out so well.
JUDGE: So you’re saying you can handle a dangerous situation better than the police?
CARRIE: [Sekou’s] family was distraught, I had to get over there.
LONAS: And that’s when you left Franny with Mr. Quinn?
CARRIE: I had to go and there was no one else. Plus, Franny adores Quinn.
LONAS: I just got off the phone with the V.A.. I understand that Mr. Quinn suffers from bouts of rage and depression, including violent outburst.
CARRIE: He hated it at the V.A..
LONAS: So you moved him into your house?
CONLIN: I had the C.I. come by the office today.
CONLIN: He confirmed it. That guy in the photo you sent me? Not an associate of Sekou Bah. I ran his photo through NGI, they came up empty, just like you.
CARRIE: So we still have no idea who he is?
CONLIN: If that guy, if he’s involved in the bombing like the photos suggest, but he wasn’t working with Sekou, I don’t even know what we’re saying here.
CARRIE: I don’t either. Not yet.
CARRIE: I found the photos on your phone. Max can’t dig up anything on him. I mean, like, nothing. Neither can the FBI. [Quinn looks up] I know, right? Deep fucking spook.
QUINN: How did you get in here anyway? They told me nobody gets in here, nobody.
CARRIE: Who? Who said that?
CARRIE: Why what?
QUINN: Why did you show them the pictures?
CARRIE: I didn’t.
QUINN: You said the FBI couldn’t find him.
CARRIE: No, I showed one guy. The guy who’s helping us, who got me in here to see you.
CARRIE: Quinn, come on!
QUINN: You’re with them!