Top 30 Most Inspirational Handmaids Tale Quotes

We can expect this story to be turned into an upcoming film starring Scarlett Johansson as Offred. And perhaps we can also expect another set of genres to be created with these narrators – action and romantic comedy. It’s interesting to see how the plot will turn out and how many genres it would become in the future.

Here are some most inspiring handmaids tale quotes about womanhood, suffering, and more that will give you the strength to face the world.

30 Most Inspirational Handmaids Tale Quotes

1. “Whether this is my end or a new beginning, I have no way of knowing. I have given myself over into the hands of strangers. I have no choice. It can’t be helped. And so I step up, into the darkness within or else the light.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

2. “You can wet the rim of a glass and run your finger around the rim and it will make a sound. This is what I feel like: this sound of glass. I feel like the word shatter.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

3. “I’m sorry there is so much pain in this story. I’m sorry it’s in fragments, like a body caught in crossfire, pulled apart by force, but there is nothing I can do to change it. I’ve tried to put some of the good things in as well.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

4. “Better never means better for everyone. It always means worse for some.” ― Fred (Joseph Fiennes)

5. “They all deserve to suffer. It’s an acquired taste, seeing others in pain.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

6. “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.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

7. “The most painful thing is not the betrayal of trust, June. Do you know what’s most painful? The most painful thing in this entire ugly incident is the ingratitude.” ― Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd)

8. “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.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

9. “Love isn’t real. It was never anything more than lust with a good marketing campaign.” ― Fred (Joseph Fiennes)

10. “You don’t know what you’re capable of until you have to do it.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

11. “Now I’m awake to the world. I was asleep before.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

12. “It’s hard making it in a society that only cares about profit and pleasure. No wonder God has turned His back on us. No wonder there are no children. He doesn’t want them to grow up in this screwed-up world.” ― Commander Pryce (Robert Curtis Brown)

13. “One can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” – Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd)

14. “Only in suffering will we find grace.” ― Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd)

15. “Popularity is not a contest, it’s a responsibility.” ― Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd)

16. “They should never have given us uniforms if they didn’t want us to be an army.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

17. “Who can remember pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow. Not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

18. “You have to let the rabble-rousers blow off a little steam or they’ll smash everything to bits.” ― Joseph (Bradley Whitford)

19. “There’s always a black market, there’s always something that can be exchanged.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

20. “I don’t need oranges. I need to scream. I need to grab the nearest machine gun.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

21. “You helped to create this world. How long did you think it would be before it came for you?” – June (Elisabeth Moss)

22. “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

23. “You can’t change anything about this. It’s going to end the same no matter what you do so there’s no point trying to be tough or brave. Brave isn’t any part of this. Everybody breaks.” ― Nick (Max Minghella)

24. “The correct image can sway opinion.” ― Fred (Joseph Fiennes)

25. “Every love story is a tragedy if you wait long enough.” ― Fred (Joseph Fiennes)

26. “It’s okay to take a sliver of someone and hold on to that. Especially if it’s all you have.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

27. “A rose is a rose, except here. Here it has to mean something. It’s beautiful.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

28. “I stretch out my arms to him, but he slips away. Like a ghost at daybreak. And I am left here.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

29. “Nobody dies from lack of sex. It’s lack of love we die from.” ― June (Elisabeth Moss)

30. “Even the righteous need a little show business.” ― Serena (Yvonne Strahovski)

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