Every week on How to Get Away with Murder, it seems like there is a new reason to admire Annalise Keating. She’s incredibly smart, deviously clever, ruthlessly determined and, at turns, both strong and vulnerable – and it’s all due to Viola Davis‘ powerhouse, Emmy-winning performance.
Before season 2 kicks off on Thursday night, let’s look back on some of Keating’s wisest, sharpest and most indelible quotes, which have taught us everything from how to be more badass to how to make a pencil skirt the foundation of your wardrobe and, of course, How to Get Away with Murder.
“Never take a learning opportunity away from another student. No matter how smart you need everyone to think you are. –"Pilot"
“Think carefully. Everything after this moment will not only determine your career but life. You can spend it in a corporate office drafting contracts and hitting on chubby paralegals before finally putting a gun in your mouth, or you can join my firm and become someone you actually like.” –"Pilot"
“Prayers are for the weak – I’ll stick to beating your ass in court.” –"He Deserved to Die"
“Choose your husband carefully, Miss Pratt. You’ll only have yourself to blame if it ends badly.” –"Smile or Go to Jail"
“I’ll do the melody if you do the harmony, how’s that?” –"Mama’s Here Now"
“You won’t be the first person in the world disappointed by your father.” –"Freakin’ Whack-A-Mole"
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“Let me help you. Let me help you. Because if you do, I promise you will get away with this.” –"Hello Raskolnikov"
“Are you good at anything, or can you only do your job when you’re screwing the evidence out of someone?” –"He Has a Wife"
“You’re never going to trust me; that’s not in your nature. But you can stop worrying because – and you might have forgotten this – but I am your only option. Without me, you go to prison.” –"She’s a Murderer"
“This is what happens when you screw somebody else’s husband.” –"He Has a Wife"
“This is how you get away with murder.” –"Pilot"
“You underestimate how much I like a challenge.” –"It’s All Her Fault"
And of course …
“Why is your penis on a dead girls’ phone?” –"Let’s Get to Scooping"
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How to Get Away with Murder premieres Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.