Mad Men quotes

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Betty Draper: There's a difference between wanting and having.

Betty Draper: Where have you been? You disappeared.
Don Draper: I had to have some time to think about things.
Betty: Must be nice. Needing time and just taking it, all on your own terms, not wondering what anybody thinks. Me, the children.
Don: Bets, I'd do anything I could to undo what happened.
Betty: What happened?
Don: I was not respectful to you.
Betty: Well, now I know I'm not crazy, that helps.
Don: I can't walk away from this, I want to be with you, I want to be together again.
Betty: [shakes head] I don't know. Honestly, things haven't been that different without you.

Bobbie Barrett: [to Peggy] This is America; pick a job and become the person who does it.

Bobbie Barrett: [to Peggy] You're never gonna get that corner office until you start treating Don as an equal. And no one will tell you this, but you can't be a man. Don't even try. Be a woman. Powerful business when done correctly. Do you understand what I'm saying, dear?

Doctor: So, Mr. Draper, you haven't had a physical in quite some time.
Don Draper: Yeah. I eat a lot of apples.

Don Draper/Dick Whitman: [holding out Meditations in an Emergency] Did you read it?
Anna Draper: I did. It reminded me of New York. And it made me worry about you.
Don Draper/Dick Whitman: What about the cards? Should I be worried?
Anna Draper: It's all here. You're definitely in a strange place. But here's the Sun.
Don Draper/Dick Whitman: [points to Judgement card] : That can't be good.
Anna Draper: It is.
Don Draper/Dick Whitman: It's the end of the world.
Anna Draper: It's the resurrection. Do you want to know what this means, or not?
Don Draper/Dick Whitman: No, I don't. I can smell the ocean.
Anna Draper: [points to the World card] This is the one.
Don Draper/Dick Whitman: Who's she?
Anna Draper: Shes the soul of the world. She's in a very important spot here. This is you; what you are bringing to the reading. She says you are part of the world. Air, water, every living thing is connected to you.
Don Draper/Dick Whitman: It's a nice thought.
Anna Draper: It is.
Don Draper/Dick Whitman: What does it mean?
Anna Draper: It means the only thing keeping you from being happy is the belief that you are alone.
Don Draper/Dick Whitman: What if it's true?
Anna Draper: Then you can change.
Don Draper/Dick Whitman: People don't change.
Anna Draper: I think she stands for wisdom. Once you live, you learn things.

Don Draper: [on being told to hire young people] So what am I supposed to do, dangle a Pepsi out the window and see if I can hook a stroller?

Don Draper: [on why he won't punish his son with violence] He's a little kid. My father beat the hell out of me, and all it did was make me fantasize about the day I could murder him. And I wasn't half as good as Bobby.

Don Draper: I have been watching my life. It's right there. I keep scratching at it, trying to get into it. I can't.

Don Draper: I'm gonna ask you a question that was always asked of me when I was on job interviews.
Smitty: That is divine, man.
Don Draper: Have you ever been fired?

Eugene: Hey Brooklyn, come home with me!
Peggy Olson: Nuh-uh.
Eugene: Why not? I live alone.
Peggy: Why should I?
Eugene: Because I like you and we're having a good time and I'm a good kisser and you know you want to.
Peggy: Eugene, I'm in the persuasion business, and frankly I'm disappointed by your presentation.

Father Gill: Peggy, sometimes I feel He called me to this parish to reach you.
Peggy Olson: No, I didn't know that.
Father Gill: Well it's true. Hell is serious and very real and unless you unburden yourself you cannot know peace.
Peggy: I understand that, Father, but you're upsetting me right now.
Father Gill: That is your guilt, Peggy. All that God wants is for you to reconcile with him. Don't, don't you understand that this could be the end of the world and you could go to Hell?
Peggy: I can't believe that's the way God is. Good night, Father.

Jimmy Barrett: The drunker you are, the funnier I become. ABC did research.

Joan Holloway: [to Peggy] You want to be taken seriously? Stop dressing like a little girl.

Joan Holloway: [to Roger] One day you'll lose someone who's important to you. You'll see. It's very painful.