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The Best "The Handmaid's Tale" Quotes

Updated April 30, 2019 308 votes 44 voters 2.4k views24 items

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Here are the best quotes from the Hulu original series The Handmaid's Tale. Since its 2017 premiere, the dystopian drama based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood brought audiences many quotable lines from characters, like Offred (Elisabeth Moss), Moira (Samira Wiley), Ofglen (Alexis Bledel), and more. What are your favorite The Handmaid's Tale quotes?

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    I Need To Scream

    Offred: I don't need oranges. I need to scream. I need to grab the nearest machine gun.

     

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    I Don't Want Pain

    Offred: Please, God, I don't want pain. I don't want to be a doll, hung on the wall. I want to keep on living. I'll do anything. Resign my body freely to the uses of others. I'll sacrifice. I'll repent. I'll abdicate. I'll renounce.

     

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    I Was Asleep

    Offred: Now I’m awake to the world. I was asleep before.

     

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    An Ugly Place

    Aunt Lydia: The world can be quite an ugly place. But we cannot wish that ugliness away. We cannot hide from that ugliness.

     

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