Wednesday 7 December 2016

Mad Men: 21 most memorable quotes

Published 18/05/2015 | 12:51

Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Jon Hamm in Mad Men

As Mad Men wraps its final season, here are 21 quotes from characters including Don Draper, Betty, Peggy Olsen, and Roger Sterling that epitomise the series...

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Roger Sterling: Not to get too deep before cocktail hour but do I need to remind you of the finite nature of life?

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

John Slattery as Roger Sterling and Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men
John Slattery as Roger Sterling and Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men

Roger Sterling: Well, I've got to go learn a load of people's names before I fire them.

Joan Holloway: Now try not to be overwhelmed by all this technology. It looks complicated but the men who designed it made it simple enough for a woman to use.

Don Draper: Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you're doing is OK. You are OK.

Roger Sterling, to Joan:You are the finest piece of ass I ever had and I don’t care who knows it. I am so glad I got to roam those hillsides.

Don Draper: If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.

Don Draper: It's your job. I give you money, you give me ideas.

Peggy Olson: And you never say thank you.

Don Draper: That's what the money is for!

January Jones as Betty Draper in AMC's Mad Men
January Jones as Betty Draper in AMC's Mad Men

Joan Holloway: Peggy, this is isn't China. There's no money in virginity.

Roger Sterling: You know what my father used to say? 'Being with a client is like being in a marriage. Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face.’

Don Draper: They say as soon you have to cut down on your drinking, you have a drinking problem.

Roger Sterling: Look, I want to tell you something because you're very dear to me. And I hope you understand that it comes from the bottom of my damaged, damaged heart. You are the finest piece of ass I've ever had and I don't care who knows it. I am so glad that I got to roam those hillsides.

Peggy Olson: I'm Peggy Olson. I want to smoke some marijuana.

Joan Holloway: Men don’t take time to end things. They ignore you until you insist on a declaration of hate.

Roger Sterling: You don't know how to drink. Your whole generation, you drink for the wrong reasons. My generation, we drink because it's good, because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar, because we deserve it. We drink, because it's what men do.

Peggy Olsen: Am I the only one who can work and drink at the same time?

Roger Sterling: I like redheads. Their mouths are like a drop of strawberry jam in a glass of milk.

Don Draper: Let me ask you something: what do women want?

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) in Mad Men
Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) in Mad Men

Roger Sterling: Who cares?

Betty, to Don: That poor girl. She doesn’t know that loving you is the worst way to get to you.

Betty Draper: As far as I’m concerned, as long as men look at me that way, I’m earning my keep.

Lane Pryce: Am I to entertain your ballad of dissatisfaction, or has something actually happened? Because I am at work, dear.

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Don with the women in his life: From left to right, ex-wife Betty, daughter Sally, on-off-again wife Megan, protege Peggy and business partner and some-time confidant Joan
Don with the women in his life: From left to right, ex-wife Betty, daughter Sally, on-off-again wife Megan, protege Peggy and business partner and some-time confidant Joan

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