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"Am I supposed to prison-fight an Old Russian lady with back problems?"
— Piper Chapman to Larry
"We can't know that yet. Maybe they'll still meet some of our demands. Maybe some grandma in Kansas will read an article about this and she'll see us as people instead of criminals. And then maybe she'll tell all of her grandma friends and they'll tell their kids, and then they'll tell their grandkids. I mean, isn't that how change really happens? Through Midwestern grandmas having epiphanies? Maybe that will have made all of this worth it."
— Piper to Alex Vause, Blanca Flores, Galina Reznikov and Frieda Berlin



"Will you be my girlfriend?"
— Piper Chapman to Alex


"Why do you always feel so inevitable to me?""
— Piper Chapman to Alex


"Bitches gots to learn."
— Piper Chapman


"Well, guess what, I'm really fucking angry, because I love you Alex. I love you and I fucking... hate you"
— Piper Chapman to Alex Vause


"Sisters, we may be incarcerated, but our panties will travel the world."
— Piper Chapman
" I too was once embarrassed and squeamish by my personal eau de parfum but then I thought, Why Should I be ashamed? Isn't that a part of the self-hatred that has been bred in to me by the patriarchy? And are those same men that would shame me, not the same men that would wear my panties on their faces inhaling deeply?Ladies, now is the time to be bold, for when these men smell your panties they're smelling your character. Let them smell daring and courage. Let them smell women who are unabashed and unselfconscious, and let them say that that Litchfield... Litchfield is a place where women loved their bodies and have love to spare. Sisters! We may be incarcerated, but our panties will travel the world, and in that way, long after we are gone, our smell, our smell will linger in some gas station in Toronto, in some office cubicle in Tokyo, and in that way we are known, and in that way we are remembered. Do you want to be remembered? Then sweat profusely and fart with abandon and make a reek. Make a reek my sisters! Make a reek to last one thousand years!"
— Piper Chapman

"Just thinking about when I first got here and all the shit you put me through. And now I'm at the big girl's table! Chapman and Reznikov sit here...and Norma."
— Piper Chapman to Red and Norma (Power Suit)


"Is this a real riot? This is a real riot. If this is a real riot, do you think this is a step forward or backwards in equality?"
— Piper Chapman to Alex Vause (Riot FOMO)


"You know, I could tell you a lot of things that would scare you, Dina. I could tell you that I'm gonna make you my prison bitch, I could tell you that I'm gonna make you my house mouse, that I will have sex with you even if we don't have an emotional connection. That I'm gonna do to you what the spring does with the cherry trees, but in a prison way. Pablo Neruda. But why bother? You're too tough, right? Yeah, I know how easy it is to convince yourself you're something that you're not. Oh, you can do that on the outside. You can just keep moving. Keep yourself so busy you don't have to face who you really are. But you're weak. ... I'm weak too. I can't get through this without somebody to touch, without somebody to love. Is that because sex numbs the pain, or is it because I'm some evil fuck-monster? I don't know. But I do know, I was somebody before I came in here. I was somebody with a life that I chose for myself. And now— now it's just about getting through the day without crying. And I'm scared. I'm still scared. I'm scared that I'm not myself in here, and I'm scared that I am. Other people aren't the scariest part of prison, Dina, it's coming face-to-face with who you really are. Because once you're behind these walls, there's nowhere to run, even if you could run. The truth catches up with you in here, Dina. And it's the truth that's gonna make you her bitch."
— Piper Chapman to Dina