The mouth of a woman is a deep pit. He that falls therein will suffer. You are the misery of all man. All of you.[to Offred]
It’s their own fault. They should have never given us uniforms if they didn’t want us to be an army.
I’m sorry there is so much pain in this story. I’m sorry it’s in fragments, like a body caught in crossfire or pulled apart by force. But there’s nothing I can do to change it. I’ve tried to put some of the good things in as well.[to her baby]
I would like to be without shame. I would like to be shameless. I would like to be ignorant. Then I would not know how ignorant I was.
Here’s what we do. We watch them. The men. We study them. We feed them. We please them. We can make them feel strong or weak. We know them that well. We know their worst nightmares. And, with a bit of practice, that’s what we’ll become. Nightmares. One day, when we’re ready, we’re coming for you. Just wait.
You helped to create this world. How long did you think it would be before it came for you?[to Joseph]