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60 Best Quotes From “The Morning Show”

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are here to show the realities of the workplace through their eyes as early morning journalists. Moreover, The Morning Show brings up intriguing topics on work culture and women working hard to overcome a male-dominated workplace.

The script of the show was deemed a masterpiece and went on to create a second and third season with well-known actors, Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass. Many of The Morning Show quotes express the harsh environment that often comes with the workplace along with some of the most beautiful feminist quotes to add a little punch. Here is the scoop on The Morning Show quotes that we have come to love.

1. “Success is not the endgame. It’s not even the game necessarily.” -Alex Levy

2. “Maybe you have to lose it sometimes to get people to take you seriously.” -Alex Levy

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) The Morning Show

3. “I don’t need this job. The only reason I’m doing it is because it’s fun. I’m very, very good at it, and it’s easier to get laid when you’re employed.” -Cory Ellison

4. “You don’t get to where she is by making other people’s lunch.” -Bradley Jackson

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Apple TV+ Reese Witherspoon (Bradley Jackson) The Morning Show

5. “I don’t have the right to tell the head of the network to fuck off. I’m a nobody. I’m not you.” -Bradley Jackson

6. “I need to let in hair and makeup. And there is not enough makeup in the world to make me look like I’m enjoying this.” -Laura Peterson

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Apple TV+ Billy Crudup (Cory Ellison) and Julianna Margulies (Laura Peterson) The Morning Show

7. “I don’t feel badly for anyone who can afford to fly private.” -Mitch Kessler

8. “Desperation is not a strong position to make a big move.” -Cory Ellison

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Apple TV+ Billy Crudup (Cory Ellison) The Morning Show

9. “There are consequences in life. As a woman, I can say there often aren’t enough of them.” -Alex Levy

10. “Once you villainize someone, there is nothing left to do but go to war with them.” -Bradley Jackson

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Apple TV+ Reese Witherspoon (Bradley Jackson) The Morning Show

11. “Peter Bullard, he’s making us money. He’s allowed to be full of s***. That’s the rule.” -Cory Ellison

12. “Pain is the most innate part of the human experience I can think of.” -Mitch Kessler

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) and Steve Carell (Mitch Kessler) The Morning Show

13. “I’m not gonna waste my time with people who bring me nothing but chaos. Life is short.” -Laura Peterson

14. “There will always be a need for reliable journalism.” -Charlie Beck

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) and Mark Duplass (Charlie “Chip” Black) The Morning Show

15. “We are our actions.” -Laura Peterson

16. “Sometimes women can’t ask for control, so they have to take it.” -Alex Levy

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) The Morning Show

17. “Life just turns out to be a series of disappointments with just enough time in between them for the next one to catch you by surprise.” -Bradley Jackson

18. “People are just getting too used to their favorite cuddly men turning into monsters but watching a beloved woman’s breakdown is timeless American entertainment.” -Cory Ellison

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy), Reese Witherspoon (Bradley Jackson) and Billy Crudup (Cory Ellison) The Morning Show

19. “The truth matters. Sometimes it’s the only weapon that we have against the powerful men who are trying to shut us up.” -Bradley Jackson

20. “You think people in one town over are gonna be any better? No. Human nature, it’s surprisingly universal, and it’s universally disappointing.” -Cory Ellison

21. “One man’s tragedy, it can be another man’s opportunity.” -Cory Ellison

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Apple TV+ Billy Crudup (Cory Ellison) and Greta Lee (Stella Bak) The Morning Show

22. “How nice it is to be so comfortable with someone that you can just sit in silence and not have to talk.” -Alex Levy

23. “The part you guys never seem to realize is that you don’t have the power anymore. The news division is held up by my show. And the only thing keeping us afloat is me. Because guess what? America loves me. And therefore, I own America.” -Alex Levy

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Apple TV+ The Morning Show

24. “It is scary to be faced with something that is just beyond the mind to understand.” -Alex Levy

25. “Do you really think that’s what all this is about? Your little television network? This is a battle for the soul of the universe.” -Cory Ellison

26. “When you’re not wanted, people find a way of letting you know.” -Laura Peterson

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Apple TV+ Reese Witherspoon (Bradley Jackson) and Julianna Margulies (Laura Peterson) The Morning Show

27. “The world is unfair and sad. It’s ugly. And we hide from it in our wealth.” -Mitch Kessler

28. “You know, you can’t beat yourself up over not being a robot. Sometimes you just have to feel sad as shit and live with it.” -Mitch Kessler

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) and Steve Carell (Mitch Kessler) The Morning Show

29. “You cannot keep yourself pure just by moving on every time someone disappoints you.” -Cory Ellison

30. “The thing that people don’t realize is that there is a cost to success and fame.” -Alex Levy

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) The Morning Show

31. “We lived a life that we’re never gonna get back. And you’re not my husband, and you’re not my lover, and you’re not my family, and now you can’t be my friend.” -Alex Levy

32. “Business is business. Those things don’t change.” -Cory Ellison

33. “You should always be striving for more. You should always strive to get to that next rung of the ladder. Should always just keep wanting more. But if you just spend all your time wanting more, striving for more, you don’t spend any of your time living.” -Alex Levy

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) The Morning Show

34. “People get their horrible news delivered to the palm of their hand 24/7, and they get it the way that they like it, colored the way that they want it. And news is awful, but humanity is addicted to it, and the whole world is depressed by it.” -Cory Ellison

35. “When you know someone long enough, there’s bound to be a tone of voice.” -Laura Peterson

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Apple TV+ Julianna Margulies (Laura Peterson), Reese Witherspoon (Bradley Jackson) and Stefanie Stevens The Morning Show

36. “It’s never straightforward when women try to take control of a male-dominated empire.” -Alex Levy

37. “In leadership, decisions have to be made. You can’t just have empathy for everybody and do nothing.” -Alex Levy

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) The Morning Show

38. “You see people come. You see people go. And you realize how replaceable everyone really is. I was there 15 years. I had to pretend to be amused by four different meteorologists. And then you realize that you’re the replaceable one.” -Mitch Kessler

39. “All jobs are f***ed up. You do things you don’t necessarily choose to do in exchange for relevance and money, and you cannot let it kill you.” -Alex Levy

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) and Mark Duplass (Chip Black) The Morning Show

40. “I’m pretty sure I understand you. It actually scares me how much I understand you.” -Alex Levy

41. “Caring about other people, it limits your ability to make self-serving decisions.” -Cory Ellison

42. “I’m aware that you didn’t think bringing Alex back was a good idea, but it is your job to make sure that you’re wrong about that.” -Cory Ellison

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Apple TV+ Billy Crudup (Cory Ellison) and Mark Duplass (Chip Black) The Morning Show

43. “Anything can happen when you lie.” -Alex Levy

44. “It doesn’t matter if I’m okay. This is the 200-meter freestyle. Absorbing other people’s feelings, that’s a two-ton anchor around the neck. Go ahead. Care about the world, tithe, fall in love. Whatever. On your own time. Here, feelings, they drain your lifeblood. They turn your eyes gray.” -Cory Ellison

45. “Most people don’t care if anybody lives or dies who doesn’t answer to the name of “me.” -Cory Ellison

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Apple TV+ Greta Lee (Stella Bak), Billy Crudup (Cory Ellison) and Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) The Morning Show

47. “The news is changing. And the news is changing because the people who deliver news, who showed up themselves as honest and decent and trustworthy, have in quite a few cases now proved themselves to be untruthful. And as a result, I think people are wanting more transparency in journalism. I think they want to know the person behind the facade. I think they want to trust that the person that is telling them the truth about the world is an honest person.” -Bradley Jackson

48. “You ever played pinball, Alex? Pinball. There are those bumpers on there. Their only purpose is to knock the crap out of your ball and put you off your game. Now, the more punishment you take, the more points you can rack up, but you can’t pay attention to them. -Cory Ellison

49. “It’s just noise. You gotta steel your nerves, keep your eye on the ball because the game, it’s actually down at the flippers. And the flippers, they can send that ball flying up the ramp so fast, it’ll make your head spin and that’s where you score the real points. You just have to let the flippers do the work.” -Cory Ellison

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Apple TV+ Billy Crudup (Cory Ellison) The Morning Show

50. “F***ed-up kids have an excuse. F***ed-up adults get therapy. F***ed- up adults change their circumstances.” -Laura Peterson

51. “Families are f***ed up. You know why they’re f***ed up? Because they’re full of people.” -Alex Levy

52. “Because what you did was wrong.” -Alex Levy

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) and Steve Carell (Mitch Kessler) The Morning Show

53. “And I don’t want you to protect me, I’d like for you to respect me.” -Alex Levy

54. “And so, we have to just gingerly step around your male egos in order to not burst this precious little bubble. Well, surprise! I’m bursting it. We are doing this my way. Because frankly, I’ve let you bozos handle this long enough. Not the apology you were expecting?” -Alex Levy

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Apple TV+ Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy) The Morning Show

55. “I want happiness. I earned happiness. I’m a human being, Lizzy. Don’t you dare b**** at me about my career, little Miss I’m-so-Progressive. Yes, I worked my a** off to get where I am. And I wanted it. I wanted it to be something. I wanted to mean something in this world. I didn’t know that was a f***** crime.” -Alex Levy

56. “What is a typical woman?” -Bradley Jackson

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Apple TV+ Reese Wotherspoon (Bradley Jackson) The Morning Show

57. “You know, I think America is tired of Twitter fighting.” -Alex Levy

58. “I didn’t invent extracurricular sex.” -Mitch Kessler

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Apple TV+ Steve Carell (Mitch Kessler) The Morning Show

59. “I am a journalist. You don’t have to spoon-feed me this shit.” -Alex Levy

60. “Our star was built on chemistry, and you just blew it up!” -Alex Levy

This hilarious yet fascinating drama has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards with the series drawing inspiration from Brian Stelter’s book on the inside world of morning television. The Morning Show not only offers empowerment but also a behind-the-scenes look into America’s workforce.

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