We’re ranking the best Homeland characters. The tense spy series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody. As Carrie’s investigation into Brody leads her further down the rabbit hole, tensions rise as friendships are tested. Below you'll find a list of Homeland characters along with the actor who plays them and one of their most memorable quotes.
Now well into its eighth season, Homeland has a hearty roster of awesome (as well as awful) characters. Famed media personality Brett O’Keefe made his debut in season six, and Max Piotrowski, a surveillance expert and confidant, became a Homeland regular in season 7. You'll see many other Homeland character names on the list below, including Peter Quinn and Dana Brody. Which character is your favorite?
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"My reality has a dreaminess. And my thoughts keep disappearing."
"You don't know a godd*mn thing. You're the smartest and the dumbest f*cking person I've ever known."
"I'm more alone than I was in the bottom of that hole in Iraq."
"It's the lies that undo us. It's the lies we think we need to survive. When was the last time you told the truth?"
"Did I do anything, anything at all, to suggest I was curious about the sound of your voice?"
Quinn: "What did she say?"
Max: "That you're being kind of an a**hole. Also, there's some pills you need to take."
"Okay, I'm trying to be balls in here, but I'm not into suicide."
"Generation after generation must suffer and die. We are prepared for that. Are you?"
"I really thought we turned a corner this morning. You're hiding something. I can see it in your eyes."
"You're either born with wings or not."
"What the f*ck? What the f*cking f*ck?!"
"You want to tell me what happened today? It's all over the Internet, a mysterious blonde woman in the Hauptbahnhof tunnels with a gun."
"You spent the last ten years killing people. It's not enough just to stop. You need to do something."
"Right now, we're trying to prevent what was once fondly known as the capital of the Confederacy from burning to the ground."
"Feels good, doesn't it? To finally hear the truth."
"You know how crazy everyone says you are? You're crazier than that."
"You can't shove democracy down people's throats!"
"My colleague has never learned how to take "no" for an answer."
"So, is this a peace negotiation?"
"Whatever we felt... we broke it. We killed it... just the same way that we killed that woman."
"I have this feeling things are going to get pretty wild soon."
"The president is not protecting this country, he's just riding out his term."
"I don't know what you think you found out about me, but it's a fantasy. Like every other thought in that f*cked up brain of yours."
"The word 'menopause' never crosses my lips again, swear to God."