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Donna Moss (Character)
from "The West Wing" (1999)

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"The West Wing: The War at Home (#2.14)" (2001)
Josh Lyman: I'm thinking about firing you.
Donna Moss: You've fired me twice already tonight. I'm impervious.
Josh Lyman: Among other things.

Donna Moss: Josh, how is this not a no-brainer?
Josh Lyman: Columbia?
Donna Moss: Yeah.
Josh Lyman: You say get 'em home?
Donna Moss: Of course I say get 'em home. Who doesn't say get 'em home? That should be the person that has to make the phone call to the families.
Josh Lyman: And who has to call the families of the nine commandos who just died trying to save five guys it turns out we could have freed six hours ago?

Josh Lyman: Five-day waiting period. That's all. A person can't wait five days to buy a gun? Someone needs a gun right now, right this second, isn't that something that the public should be concerned about?
Donna Moss: On the other hand, taking the feelings of gun owners into account, if you gotta shoot somebody, it probably isn't something that can wait.
Josh Lyman: Yeah.

Josh Lyman: I'm on hold.
[paces]
Josh Lyman: I'm on hold.
[slams phone against desk]
Josh Lyman: I'm in some kind of hellish hold world of holding.
Donna Moss: Josh?
Josh Lyman: I'm on hold.
Donna Moss: They'll call us and tell us when the power's back on.
Josh Lyman: They did call us.
Donna Moss: What happened?
Josh Lyman: I'm on hold.


"The West Wing: The Leadership Breakfast (#2.11)" (2001)
Josh Lyman: Donna?
Donna Moss: What was in the envelope?
Josh Lyman: Your underwear.
Donna Moss: What?
Josh Lyman: I'm holding your underwear in my hand right now. And the way I know it's your underwear is that your name is sewn in the back which, obviously, we'll spend some time talking about at a later date.

Donna Moss: You're not using lighter fluid or anything, are you?
Josh Lyman: No, no flammable liquids of any kind to start a fire, ever.
Sam Seaborn: Found it.
Josh Lyman: What?
Sam Seaborn: Kerosene.
Donna Moss: Josh...
Josh Lyman: Go.

Josh Lyman: Could you possibly get us some dried leaves?
Donna Moss: Yeah, I'll just run out to the forest and be right back.
Donna Moss: [Donna leaves room]
Sam Seaborn: You know what?
Josh Lyman: You think she was being sarcastic?
Sam Seaborn: Yeah. I don't think she's getting the leaves.
Josh Lyman: You know what we could use?
Sam Seaborn: Newspaper.
Josh Lyman: See, this is what I'm talking about. This is teamwork.
Sam Seaborn: It really is.

Donna Moss: Josh, this was delivered by messenger.
Josh Lyman: What is it?
Donna Moss: It's... wait, wait. No, damn, my x-ray vision is failing me today.
Josh Lyman: Gimme that!


"The West Wing: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (#1.21)" (2000)
Donna Moss: A guy takes his assistant on a quick trip to Maui. It's not, like, unheard of.

Josh Lyman: C.J. started the briefing already?
Donna Moss: A half-hour ago.
Josh Lyman: The briefing's not supposed to start till 11:00.
Donna Moss: Guess what?
Josh Lyman: My watch sucks?
Donna Moss: Yes, indeed.

Josh Lyman: My watch says ten to seven.
Donna Moss: That's cause your watch sucks.
Josh Lyman: My watch is fine.
Donna Moss: Your watch says ten to seven.
Josh Lyman: How do we know it isn't ten to seven?
Donna Moss: Cause those large clocks on the wall that are run by the US Navy say your watch sucks. In fact they say your watch sucks in four different time zones.


"The West Wing: And It's Surely to Their Credit (#2.5)" (2000)
Donna Moss: I'm doing the radio today.
Sam Seaborn: What's it about?
Donna Moss: You don't know what it's about?
Sam Seaborn: No.
Donna Moss: You're a speechwriter.
Sam Seaborn: I'm the Deputy Communications Director. I don't do the radio address.
Donna Moss: I think this one's about leaves turning.
Sam Seaborn: Wouldn't be surprised.
Donna Moss: Will he take it seriously?
Sam Seaborn: The President?
Donna Moss: Yeah.
Sam Seaborn: Why wouldn't he take it seriously?
Donna Moss: You don't take it seriously.
Sam Seaborn: I'm not the one who has to read it.

[the President is trying to tape the Saturday morning radio address, but can't get it right]
Engineer: Okay, let's cut.
President Josiah Bartlet: Sorry, everybody. This is gonna be it. Four is my lucky number.
Donna Moss: This is take five, sir.
President Josiah Bartlet: Five is my lucky number. "Fifth-take Bartlet" - that's what Jack Warner used to call me.
Donna Moss: Did you really know Jack Warner, Mr. President?
President Josiah Bartlet: Yeah, because I used to be a contract player in Hollywood and I'm 97 years old.

Engineer: Saturday morning radio address, take 21.
Donna Moss: I have a really good feeling about this one, sir.
President Josiah Bartlet: Is this still my first term?


"The West Wing: Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc (#1.2)" (1999)
Donna Moss: What's going on?
Josh Lyman: Nothing.
Donna Moss: Really?
Josh Lyman: Yes.
Donna Moss: Are you lying?
Josh Lyman: Yes.
Donna Moss: So I should get out?
Josh Lyman: Yes.

Josh Lyman: Victory is mine, victory is mine. Great day in the morning, people, victory is mine.
Donna Moss: Morning, Josh.
Josh Lyman: I drink from the keg of glory, Donna. Bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.
Donna Moss: It's going to be an unbearable day.

Josh Lyman: Someone give me a river to forge, a serpent to slay.
C.J. Cregg: What's his problem?
Donna Moss: He's been drinking from the keg of glory. We're to bring him all the muffins and bagels in the land.
Toby Ziegler: We heard.


"The West Wing: Dead Irish Writers (#3.16)" (2002)
Abbey Bartlet: Where have you been all night?
Donna Moss: Well, it's a little tough to explain, ma'am.
Abbey Bartlet: Tougher to explain than secretly prescribing Betaseron?
Donna Moss: It turns out I'm not an American citizen, so Secret Service wanted me to talk to INS.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: What?
Donna Moss: I was born in Warroad, Minnesota, only I wasn't, 'cause INS just clarified the border and it's now in Manitoba.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: You're not an American?
Donna Moss: Missed it by four miles.
Amy Gardner: You seem pretty calm about it.
Donna Moss: No, I'm very upset. I don't know the words to my national anthem. I've been throwing out Canadian pennies my whole life. I've been making fun of the Queen! We don't do that.

Amy Gardner: Canadian, huh?
Donna Moss: Yeah.
Amy Gardner: You feel funnier?
Donna Moss: No, but I am developing a massive inferiority complex.

[Canadian National Anthem is playing with two Canadian flags raised in front of the party]
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: [yells] What the hell is going on?
Abbey Bartlet: Shh.
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: I was gone for 45 minutes. They were all Americans when I left.
Donna Moss: I know exactly how you feel, Mr. President.


"The West Wing: The Drop In (#2.12)" (2001)
Donna Moss: Ambassador Marbury was just telling me about how royal men are schooled in the ways of courtship. King George III, for example, sailed his bride up the river Thames to music that was specially composed.
Leo McGarry: Yeah. That was just a few years before we opened up a big can of whoop-ass on him at Yorktown.

Brit. Ambassador Lord John Marbury: [waiting for an audience with the President] I'll need some amusement.
Donna Moss: [entering] Good evening, your Lordship.
Brit. Ambassador Lord John Marbury: Excellent!

Donna Moss: Edward Earl of Ulster?
Brit. Ambassador Lord John Marbury: Yes.
Donna Moss: Do you think he'd like me?
Brit. Ambassador Lord John Marbury: Do you date younger men?
Donna Moss: Sure. How old is he?
Brit. Ambassador Lord John Marbury: Five.
Donna Moss: Okay. Well, let's stick a pin in that for a moment and move on.


"The West Wing: The Crackpots and These Women (#1.5)" (1999)
Josh Lyman: Right. Can we clear up a few things about my level of interest in the revolving door of local Gomers that you see in the free time you create by not working very hard at your job?
[Donna doesn't give him a stack of papers he needs]
Donna Moss: Excuse me.
Josh Lyman: You work hard at your job.
Donna Moss: How hard?
Josh Lyman: Very hard.
Donna Moss: And I am?
Josh Lyman: Not at all controlling.

Donna Moss: [about a meeting Josh has with National Security] What do you think it's about?
Josh Lyman: I don't know, but this is the White House, so it's probably not that important.


"The West Wing: Pilot (#1.1)" (1999)
[talking about the President's bike accident]
Donna Moss: And what was the cause of the accident?
Leo McGarry: What are you, from State Farm?

[Donna's first line]
Donna Moss: Morning, Leo.


"The West Wing: 17 People (#2.18)" (2001)
Ainsley Hayes: Donna, who gave you those beautiful flowers at your desk?
Josh Lyman: I did! Me. Those are from me.
Ainsley Hayes: What's the occasion?
Donna Moss: Nothing.
Josh Lyman: Our anniversary.
Donna Moss: Our *not* anniversary.
Josh Lyman: Donna doesn't like to talk about it.
Donna Moss: I really don't.
Ainsley Hayes: Okay.
Sam Seaborn: A few years ago Donna's boyfriend broke up with her so she started working for Josh but then the boyfriend told her to come back and she did and then they broke up and she came back to work...
Donna Moss: [Donna gestures at Sam in exasperation]
Sam Seaborn: I thought you meant YOU didn't want to talk about it. I'm a spokesman. It's in my blood.

Josh Lyman: I'm just sayin' if you were in an accident, I wouldn't stop for a beer.
Donna Moss: [stands up] If you were in an accident, I wouldn't stop for red lights.


"The West Wing: Transition (#7.19)" (2006)
Donna Moss: Be still and listen to me. I don't know what this is. And you don't either, which is perfectly fine and understandable. Whatever the build up, it's all happened amid absurdly heightened emotional circumstances. The election. Leo's death. There's been no moment to so much as take a breath, much less figure any of this out. And now this roller coaster's plunging into the transition, with its time-pressure demands and then the inauguration and it's hit the ground running and the first hundred days, and before you know it, the midterms and the new Congress and then we're running again and four years becomes eight, and we've never had the talk. And you can lose that look of panic in your eyes, we're not going to have it now; we don't ever have to have it. But there's a window. I'd say four weeks. If we can't get it together in that time to figure out what we want from each other, then clearly, it's not worth the trouble.

Helen Santos: Did you just "ma'am" me?
Donna Moss: I... I... I seem to have.
Helen Santos: [smirking] Don't do it again.


"The West Wing: Take Out the Trash Day (#1.13)" (2000)
Donna Moss: What's take out the trash day?
Josh Lyman: Friday.
Donna Moss: I mean, what is it?
Josh Lyman: Any stories we have to give the press that we're not wild about, we give all in a lump on Friday.
Donna Moss: Why do you do it in a lump?
Josh Lyman: Instead of one at a time?
Donna Moss: I'd think you'd want to spread them out.
Josh Lyman: They've got X column inches to fill, right? They're going to fill them no matter what.
Donna Moss: Yes.
Donna Moss: So if we give them one story, that story's X column inches.
Josh Lyman: And if we give them five stories...
Josh Lyman: They're a fifth the size.
Donna Moss: Why do you do it on Friday?
Josh Lyman: Because no one reads the paper on Saturday.
Donna Moss: You guys are real populists, aren't you?


"The West Wing: Twenty Five (#4.23)" (2003)
Donna Moss: Do you know how many faxes we've gotten and do you know how many of them are from your insane groupies? "The Lyman Ho's have chosen this time to let you know via fax, should you be needing any physical comfort during this horrible time..." Read that. Do you like that? Is that what turns you on, you sicky?
Josh Lyman: I didn't write this.
Donna Moss: Yeah, but they must sense it in you.
Josh Lyman: What are the others?
Donna Moss: I just picked them up. It's gonna be more thoughts and prayers, good wishes...
Josh Lyman: That's nice.
Donna Moss: ...and bus station skanks.


"The West Wing: Ellie (#2.15)" (2001)
Donna Moss: In a free society you don't need a reason to make something legal. You need a reason to make something illegal.


"The West Wing: Disaster Relief (#5.6)" (2003)
Donna Moss: Schadenfreude?
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: You know, enjoying the suffering of others. The whole rationale behind the House of Representatives.


"The West Wing: Stirred (#3.18)" (2002)
Donna Moss: [Donna is on the phone with her former high school teacher who is retiring] I just wanted to say... I don't know, I just... I just wanted to say... I don't know
Mrs. Morello: Are you sure everything's alright?
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: Tell her where you are.
Donna Moss: Mrs. Morello, I'm in the Oval Office with the President of the United States and it's because of you.


"The West Wing: Bartlet's Third State of the Union (#2.13)" (2001)
Donna Moss: You have to ask a girl out on a date. You can't just randomly tumble into a girl sideways and hope she breaks up with you soon, the way you always do.
Josh Lyman: Why not?
Donna Moss: Because you can't!
Josh Lyman: You just said I always do.
Donna Moss: Josh, I can help you or I can not help you. It's up to you.
Josh Lyman: Then I absolutely choose not helping me.
Donna Moss: You want me to ask her out for you?
Josh Lyman: Yeah. That's exactly what I want you to do.
Donna Moss: [Joey walks in] Joey...
Josh Lyman: Sit down.


"The West Wing: What Kind of Day Has It Been (#1.22)" (2000)
Josh Lyman: Donna, did you get me a meeting with the Vice President?
Donna Moss: I did, but you're not gonna be happy.
Josh Lyman: Jogging?
Donna Moss: Yes.
Josh Lyman: We couldn't really, this time, just sit in chairs?
Donna Moss: Jogging at 2:00. It's the only time he could fit you in.
Josh Lyman: Okay, order me some boiled chicken and some pasta. Nothing like a meeting you have to carb up for.


"The West Wing: The Warfare of Genghis Khan (#5.13)" (2004)
Josh Lyman: Hey, you want to hear something cool? Voyager I just crossed the termination shock eight billion miles away. First human-made object to leave the solar system.
Donna Moss: Funny, I'm going through a little termination shock myself.
Josh Lyman: What?
Donna Moss: Suddenly this consuming interest in space just because some NASA administrator batted eyes at you?
Josh Lyman: You hate that I'm interested in this.
Donna Moss: What was your first hint?
Josh Lyman: That's perfect. Sit down. Sit. I need to play out an argument.
Josh Lyman: Everyone hates us.
Donna Moss: Inspiring start.
Josh Lyman: We're the most dominant nation on earth. But too often the face of our economic superiority is a corporate imperialism, our technological dominance shown by Smart bombs and Predator drones. We could do something else. Something generous and uplifting for all humankind. We could send the first representatives from Earth, to walk on another planet. We could land people on Mars. Needs work.
Donna Moss: Needs something.
Josh Lyman: Yeah, that inspiration thing.
Josh Lyman: Voyager, in case it's ever encountered by extra-terrestrials, s carrying photos of life on Earth, greetings in 55 languages and a collection of music from Gregorian chants to Chuck Berry. Including "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" by '20s bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, whose stepmother blinded him when he was seven by throwing lye in is his eyes after his father had beat her for being with another man. He died, penniless, of pneumonia after sleeping bundled in wet newspapers in the ruins of his house that burned down. But his music just left the solar system.
Donna Moss: Okay, that got me.


"The West Wing: Ways and Means (#3.4)" (2001)
Josh Lyman: Can I ask you something?
Donna Moss: I had a plan.
Josh Lyman: When you say, "in one of these boxes..."?
Donna Moss: I had a plan. Each box is numbered. There's a piece of paper with a number and a corresponding description of the contents of each box.
Josh Lyman: Well, where's the piece of paper?
[pause]
Josh Lyman: It's in one of these boxes.
Donna Moss: I had a plan. I grew up on a farm.
Josh Lyman: You grew up in a condo.
Donna Moss: I grew up near a farm. And I was cute, and I was peppy, and I always did well on my nineteenth-century English literature midterm until you came along and sucked me into your life of crime.
Josh Lyman: Hey, I'm not the...
Donna Moss: White-collar crime boy. You know what they do to a girl like me on that cell block? I've seen those movies.
Josh Lyman: Yeah, me, too.
Donna Moss: I'll bet you have.
Josh Lyman: Look...
Donna Moss: Sell my farm girl ass for a carton of Luckys.
Josh Lyman: Hey, seriously, you need to sleep for a while.
Donna Moss: I can't yet. 'Cause in one of these boxes are Fed Ex receipts and mail-room records for any gifts or packages sent to senior staff, and in one of these boxes is a piece of paper which says which box it's in!
Josh Lyman: I'll be in the office.
Donna Moss: Your office is down a corridor, about two hundred feet from here. Try not to commit any felonies on the way.
Josh Lyman: I'll do my best.
Donna Moss: Yeah.
[Josh leaves the room]
Sam Seaborn: Josh?
Josh Lyman: Donna's like, two, three days away from unspooling. It's pretty fun to watch...


"The West Wing: Angel Maintenance (#4.19)" (2003)
Donna Moss: Angel
[Air Force One]
Donna Moss: undergoes maintenance every day, whether the plane's gonna be flying or not. Every 154 days, the plane's completely taken apart and put back together again. 24 hours before wheels-up, fuel is sealed in a tank truck and guarded by sharpshooters. One hour before wheels-up, Air Force specialist drain off a gallon and analyze it for purity and the right levels of octane and water. The wiring - and this is gonna be an area - is shielded to protect it from a thermonuclear blast. If you want to sabotage it, you have to get by 48 armed members of the Air Lift Security Unit or join the maintenance crew, which takes 12 years after a two-year background check.


"The West Wing: Bad Moon Rising (#2.19)" (2001)
Josh Lyman: You just lurk there in the shadows, like...
Donna Moss: Whatever.
Josh Lyman: What are you doing?
Donna Moss: I'm doing things, things with paper.


"The West Wing: The Women of Qumar (#3.9)" (2001)
Donna Moss: Josh?
Josh Lyman: Could I get *five* minutes without being interrupted by banality?
Abbey Bartlet: It's not banality, it's the boss's wife.
Josh Lyman: Good morning, ma'am.
Abbey Bartlet: Good morning, Josh.
Josh Lyman: A little heads up wouldn't be out of line.
Donna Moss: I said "Josh."


"The West Wing: Election Day: Part 1 (#7.16)" (2006)
Ronna: [Josh is in a hotel lobby and has just learned that some coworkers are sleeping together] You might have had an easier year of it if you had "come on board". 6 tomorrow morning right?
[Ronna goes to the bar and kisses a female associate]
Josh Lyman: Wow, Cindy? Did you know that?
Donna Moss: About Ronna and Cindy?
Josh Lyman: Any of them?
Donna Moss: Yes.
Josh Lyman: Which one?
Donna Moss: All of them.
Josh Lyman: Wow. Did you ever "come on board"?
Donna Moss: [seductively] No.
Josh Lyman: Never at a campaign thing?
Donna Moss: No.
[walks over and sits next to Josh]
Josh Lyman: You want another drink?
Donna Moss: No.
[she stands up and walks toward the elevator. Josh picks up his drink, swallows in one sip than sets it down to follow]


"The West Wing: Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail (#2.16)" (2001)
Sam Seaborn: Secret Memorandum on the US negotiating stance at Yalta.
Donna Moss: Please stop walking
Sam Seaborn: Good 'cause Stalin needed an advantage, and we wanted a fair fight.
Donna Moss: Sam, nothing good comes from telling her
Sam Seaborn: The truth isn't good?
Donna Moss: Not right now, no. The grandfather is not going to live another 3 months, let it go till then.
Sam Seaborn: I'm not her fairy godmother, she asked me to look into this.
Donna Moss: I'm saying you wait 3 months until...
Sam Seaborn: Hey!
Donna Moss: You're in a bad...
Sam Seaborn: Donna!
Donna Moss: Listen to me! Your in a bad place right now. And you shouldn't make this decision. If you don't tell her tonight, you can tell her tomorrow. If you tell her tonight, that's it.
Sam Seaborn: Donna.
Donna Moss: It was people pushing paper around 50 years ago. Why does it matter?
Sam Seaborn: It was high treason, and it mattered a great deal! This country is an idea, and one that's lit the world for two centuries and treason against that idea is not just a crime against the living! This ground holds the graves of people who died for it, who gave what Lincoln called the last full measure of devotion, of fidelity.
Sam Seaborn: You understand that last full measure devotion to, treason against them is.
Donna Moss: Sam...
Sam Seaborn: There was translator in the Hungarian Trade mission named Shabademschki, she was murdered in 1952. She was about to reveal the name of a soviet agent called Blackwater.


"The West Wing: In Excelsis Deo (#1.10)" (1999)
Donna Moss: I prepared a list.
Josh Lyman: Of Christmas gift suggestions?
Donna Moss: Yes.
Josh Lyman: [reading from the list] Ski pants, ski boots, ski hat, ski goggles, ski gloves, ski poles. I'm assuming you already have skis?


"The West Wing: Gaza (#5.21)" (2004)
Percy Fitzwallace: What do Photographers say in the digital age now that the'Come up and see my darkroom' line has gone the way of the Dodo?
Donna Moss: They offer their high speed...
[roadside bomb explodes next to the car]


"The West Wing: Let Bartlet Be Bartlet (#1.19)" (2000)
Donna Moss: Two commissioners just resigned?
Josh Lyman: At the same time.
Donna Moss: How many times has that happened?
Josh Lyman: Including this time?
Donna Moss: Yeah.
Josh Lyman: Once.


"The West Wing: Debate Camp (#4.5)" (2002)
Josh Lyman: I should be sitting at my desk right now. Do I have a desk yet?
Donna Moss: No.
Josh Lyman: Okay. Then I'll just... walk around some more... see if I can get into a pick-up meeting.


"The West Wing: Six Meetings Before Lunch (#1.18)" (2000)
Josh Lyman: A panda's what I think it is, right?
Donna Moss: Yes.
Josh Lyman: Little Australian thing, eats the bark off the koala tree?
Donna Moss: That's a koala bear I believe you're describing.
Josh Lyman: The panda's the other one?
Donna Moss: Josh, how can you not know the difference between a panda bear and a koala bear?


"The West Wing: The State Dinner (#1.7)" (1999)
Donna Moss: I'm not wild about this whole Indonesian business.
Josh Lyman: What's the problem?
Donna Moss: I've been doing some reading on my own.
Josh Lyman: Oh, I wish you wouldn't do that.
Donna Moss: Why?
Josh Lyman: Because you tend to call some bizarre factoid from a less-than-reputable source and then you blow it all out of proportion.
Donna Moss: I do not.
Josh Lyman: Donna...
Donna Moss: I just thought you might like to know that in certain parts of Indonesia, they summarily execute people they suspect of being sorcerers.
Josh Lyman: What?
Donna Moss: I read it.
Josh Lyman: They... summarily execute people they suspect of being sorcerers?
Donna Moss: They behead them.
Josh Lyman: Sorcerers.
Donna Moss: Gangs of roving people. Beheading those they suspect of being sorcerers. With, you know... what's that thing that Death carries?
Josh Lyman: A scythe.
Donna Moss: They're doing it with a scythe.
Josh Lyman: Well, thanks for the head's up.
Donna Moss: I just thought you might like to know who's coming over for dinner.
Josh Lyman: You bet.


"The West Wing: Election Day: Part 2 (#7.17)" (2006)
Josh Lyman: [Josh is in Leo's hotel room, blaming himself, while the rest of the staff is partying upstairs] I talked him into this.
Donna Moss: Nobody ever talked Leo into doing something he didn't want to do. And he'd want you upstairs. Not down here. You belong up there. It's your night. He was so proud of you, Josh.


"The West Wing: Galileo (#2.9)" (2000)
Donna Moss: Philately's fun, Josh.


"The West Wing: The Red Mass (#4.4)" (2002)
Donna Moss: It was a transforming, no, that's the wrong word. We are not transformed, we locate the light switch.


"The West Wing: Arctic Radar (#4.10)" (2002)
Donna Moss: You have to go back.
Josh Lyman: Why?
Donna Moss: 'Cause he's gonna think I'm flaky.
Josh Lyman: Maybe, but he's not gonna care.
Donna Moss: Why not?
Josh Lyman: Guys'll go out with anybody.


"The West Wing: Mr. Willis of Ohio (#1.6)" (1999)
[Donna and Josh are discussing what should be done with the budget surplus]
Donna Moss: What's wrong with me getting my money back?
Josh Lyman: You won't spend it right.
Donna Moss: What do you mean?
Josh Lyman: Let's say your cut of the surplus is $700. I want to take your money, combine it with everybody else's money and use it to pay down the debt and further endow Social Security. What do you want to do with it?
Donna Moss: Buy a DVD player.
Josh Lyman: See?
Donna Moss: But my $700 is helping employ the people who manufacture and sell DVD players, not to mention the people who manufacture and sell DVDs. It's the natural evolution of a market economy.
Josh Lyman: The problem is the DVD player you buy might be made in Japan.
Donna Moss: I'll buy an American one.
Josh Lyman: We don't trust you.
Donna Moss: Why not?
Josh Lyman: We're Democrats.
Donna Moss: I want my money back.
Josh Lyman: You shouldn't have voted for us.


"The West Wing: The Benign Prerogative (#5.11)" (2004)
Donna Moss: A lot of them, their judges spoke at their sentencing about the harshness of what they had to impose... Scrutinize away. You tell me? Do we toss out Daisy Aimes, mother of three... had a boyfriend who stored a kilo in her closet. She's done eight years and is facing eleven more. That's longer than rapists and child molestors get... I don't see a list anymore. These are people.


"The West Wing: Noël (#2.10)" (2000)
Josh Lyman: I don't need a doctor.
Donna Moss: Are you a doctor?
Josh Lyman: No.
Donna Moss: Then be quiet.


"The West Wing: The Supremes (#5.17)" (2004)
Donna Moss: Oh my God, you're putting my mother's cats on the Supreme Court.


"The West Wing: The Portland Trip (#2.7)" (2000)
Josh Lyman: Did you steal that dress?
Donna Moss: I bought this dress.
Josh Lyman: But you're returning it tomorrow.
Donna Moss: Yes, I am.
Josh Lyman: That's stealing.
Donna Moss: I'm giving it back.
Josh Lyman: After wearing it once.
Donna Moss: There's a word for this.
Josh Lyman: It's "stealing".
Donna Moss: I'm a girl on a budget, Josh. I'm being thrifty.
Josh Lyman: And felonious.


"The West Wing: Mandatory Minimums (#1.20)" (2000)
Josh Lyman: I'd like to clear up that I don't have suits for days of the week. This is just a regular suit.
Sam Seaborn: It's a nice suit.
Donna Moss: Sure it's a nice suit, it's his Joey Lucas suit.
Josh Lyman: Donna!
Donna Moss: I'm beginning to regret not getting the waffles.
Leo McGarry: I am beginning to regret having hired any of you! We have a 42% job approval and you're talking about waffles and something with Josh I don't understand.
Donna Moss: He's wearing a special suit for Joey Lucas.
Leo McGarry: You got dressed up for a guy named Joey?


"The West Wing: Commencement (#4.22)" (2003)
Donna Moss: You have to get Josh... His sister died in a fire while she was baby-sitting him. She... tried to put it out, he ran outside. He... went off campaigning, his father died. He wakes up in a hospital and discovers the President's been shot. He goes through every day worried that somebody he likes is gonna die, and it's gonna be his fault. What do you think makes him walk so fast? Anyway, when you look at the list of replacements and said, "That's a windfall!" what he heard was "Thank you Josh, you did it again! More for us."


"The West Wing: Manchester: Part 1 (#3.2)" (2001)
Josh Lyman: I said to you, I said this. I said, "Do you want food?"
Donna Moss: Yeah.
Josh Lyman: And you said, "No, I don't want any food."
Donna Moss: Yeah.
Josh Lyman: And now you're eating my food!
Donna Moss: I kind of think you'd have learned that by now.
Josh Lyman: Are you eating the rest of the sandwich?
Donna Moss: Are you?