Quotes from Mad Men (Season Three)

Season 3, the best one in my opinion.

S3/E01 (33:10): “Well, ‘our worst fears lie in anticipation’. That’s not me, that’s Balzac.” (Salvatore Romano)

S3/E02 (19:53): “I was in California. Everything is new, and it’s clean. The people are filled with hope. New York City is in decay. But Madison Square Garden, it’s the beginning of a new city on a hill.” (Don Draper)

S3/E03 (34:50): “This is the way the world ends. This is the way the world ends. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper.” (Paul Kinsey)

S3/E04 (20:00): “Kill or be killed. Eat or be eaten. That’s how I was raised.” (Bertram Cooper)

S3/E05 (07:54): “Pennies make pounds. And pounds make profits.” (Lane Pryce)

S3/E05 (29:55): “I wanna take you both with me to the promise land. At Grey, an account man is expected to have ideas. And creatives are expected to be geniuses. You’ll be sitting on velvet pillows showered with riches, awards.” (Herman Philips)

S3/E06 (37:01): “Well, Conny, there are snakes that go months without eating. And then they finally catch something, but they’re so hungry that they suffocate while they’re eating. One opportunity at a time.” (Don Draper)

S3/E06 (45:56): “This is your little brother. And he is only a baby. And we don’t know who he is yet, or who he is going to be. And that’s a wonderful thing.” (Don Draper)

S3/E08 (41:12): “You’re going to have a lot of first kisses. You’re going to want it to be special so you remember. It’s where you go from being a stranger to knowing someone. And every kiss with him after that is a shadow of that kiss.” (Betty Draper)

S3/E09 (20:15): “I think you know I’m in a bit of a crisis tonight [...]. I think about my business day and night. And I’m harsh critic, especially at myself. And sometimes it collects and I feel bad, and then I realize maybe that’s the reason I am so lonesome.” (Conny Hilton)

S3/E09 (21:39): “After all the things we threw at Khrushchev, you know what made him fall apart? He couldn’t get into Disneyland.” (Conny Hilton)

S3/E09 (32:46): “How to lure the American traveler abroad. What more do we need than a picture of Athens to get our hearts racing? And yet, the average American experiences a level of luxury that belongs only to kings in most of the world. We’re not chauvinists, we just have expectations. Well, now there’s one world that promises the thrill of international travel with the comfort of home: Hilton.” (Don Draper)

S3/E10 (03:58): “I would’ve told Charlie that my job is about boiling down communication to its essentials, and that I know that there is a blue that at least 45% of the population sees as the same [...]. The truth is people may see things differently, but they don’t really want to.” (Don Draper)

S3/E10 (40:27): “You know what the Chinese say: ‘The faintest ink is better than the best memory’.” (Paul Kinsey)

S3/E11 (08:11): “The most important thing about an interview is to express enthusiasm in a believable way. No self-deprecating humor. You’re smart, you’re funny, you’re great to be around, but you haven’t decided if they’re the right one.” (Joan Harris)

S3/E11 (11:08): “I like that you thought of me […]. You wanna be on some people’s minds. Some people’s you don’t.” (Roger Sterling)

S3/S12 (02:10): “It’s become apparent that you are excellent at making the clients feel their needs are being met. But Mr. Cosgrove has the rare gift of making them feel as if they haven’t any needs.” (Lane Pryce)

S3/E13 (02:46): “You know, I got everything I have on my own. It’s made me immune to those who complain and cry because they can’t.” (Conny Hilton)

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3 thoughts on “Quotes from Mad Men (Season Three)

  1. oooh, like the photo on the header. fave quote: “I was in California. Everything is new, and it’s clean. The people are filled with hope. New York City is in decay. But Madison Square Garden, it’s the beginning of a new city on a hill.” (Don Draper)

    • Well the header is rotating, so I’m not sure which photo you mean exactly, but let me take a guess: Park Slope. What I know for sure is the reason why it is your fav quote =) I spent some time in Laguna Beach by myself, fantastic place!

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