If you were a dork you should say you're sorry. Girls like that.

Lucy

Sydney Ellen Wade: Your boss is the chief executive of fantasy land!
President Andrew Shepherd: Well, let's take him out back and beat the shit out of him!

We had a nice couple of minutes together. She threatened me, I patronized her. Didn't have anything to eat, but I thought there was a connection.

President Andrew Shepherd

You've said it yourself a million times. If there had been a TV in every living room 60 years ago, this country does not elect a man in a wheelchair.

A.J.

Robin McCall: I think the important thing is not to make it look like we're panicking.
President Andrew Shepherd: See, and I think the important thing is actually not to BE panicking.

A.J.: Excuse me, Mr. President, I just got off the phone with the federal mediator in St. Louis. Management just walked away from the table; the baggage handlers, pilots and flight attendants are all getting set to walk out in forty-eight hours.
President Andrew Shepherd: You know, I studied under a Nobel Prize-winning economist, and you know what he taught me?
A.J.: Never have an airline strike at Christmas?

President Andrew Shepherd: She didn't say anything about me?
A.J.: No, but I could always pass her a note before study hall.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in the Roosevelt Room, giving Lewis oxygen.

A.J. MacInerney

Oh, you only fight the fights you can win? You fight the fights that need fighting!

A. J. MacInerney

President Andrew Shepherd: She's questioning your loyalty.
Lewis Rothschild: Hell, I question it all the time.

Lucy Shepherd: Do you see it as part of your job to torture me?
President Andrew Shepherd: No, just one of the perks.

A. J. MacInerney: Oh, and Leon, don't be the nice, sweet guy from Brooklyn on this one. Do what the NRA does.
Leon Kodak: What, scare the shit out of them?
A. J. MacInerney: Exactly.
Leon Kodak: I can do that.

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