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Episode 1.6, A Woman's PlaceEdit

(Flashback, after the takeover)

Fred:What's your opinion about all this? About the Handmaid issue.
Nick:I think you're right, sir. It's better not to form attachments.
Fred:Better for whom?
Nick:Everybody.
-- Nick to the newly introduced social class of Handmaids and the Ceremony


XII Jezebels, Section 32 (Novel)Edit

We thought we could do better. Better never means better for everyone. It always means worse, for some.

Episode 1.5, Faithful Edit

We only wanted to make the world better. Better never means better for everyone. It always means worse for some.

-- Fred Waterford reveals (to Offred) a political conviction


Episode 2.3, Baggage Edit

June:I can't leave.
Nick:Getting you out safe is the best thing for everyone.
June:It's best for me.
Nick:For Hannah. For everyone.
June:Better never means better for everyone.
-- Conversation in a harbor during June's third escape attempt
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