Kudos to Matthew Weiner and team for writing witty, thought-provoking and intelligent dialogue for our favourite Madison Avenue execs. The cast of Mad Men deliver some of the best dialogue on television spawning countless blogs and websites dedicated to their best quotes.
Don Draper is a creative director and partner at SCDP and he has some of the best lines on the show: Here’s a look at the different sides of Don Draper through some amazing quotes:
“I hate to break it to you but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.”
“The reason you haven’t felt it is because it doesn’t exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons”.
You’re born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts.
“Advertising is based on one thing, happiness. And you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear.”
“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”
“People want to be told what to do so badly that they’ll listen to anyone.”
“We’re flawed because we want so much more. We’re ruined because we get these things and wish for what he had.”
“Is that what you want, or is that what people expect of you?”
“People tell you who they are, but we ignore it – because we want them to be who we want them to be.”
“Now that I can finally understand you, I am less impressed with what you have to say.”
Don: “It’s your job. I give you money. You give me ideas.
Peggy: But you never thank me.
Don: That’s what the money is for!”
“You want some respect? Go out there and get it for yourself.”
“You don’t cover for me. You manage people’s expectations.”
“This never happened. It will shock you how much it never happened.”
“Let’s take it a little slower. I don’t want to wake up pregnant.”
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