Quotes from Mad Men (Season Seven – Final Season)

S7/E01 (37:33): “Why are you making this so hard? Open the door and walk in. You do not need to parachute in through the ceiling.” (Lou Avery)

S7/E02 (37:33): “Well the snow’s melted but not the hearts of New Yorkers. I just had some old lady call me a ‘kike’. […] She was letting her dog relieve himself and I said ‘pardon me, but you want to curb that thing?’ She says ‘mind your own business, kike.’ Maybe it’s the hat.” (Roger Sterling)

S7/E02 (34:10): “That’s the thrill. Our fortunes are in other people’s hands. And we have to take them.” (Bonnie Whiteside)

S7/E03 (06:49): “That’s comforting. You weren’t rejected. You weren’t even considered.” (Michael Ginsberg)

S7/E04 (21:58): “It’s my fault. I always let her out of everything. She only had one job and that was to find a husband – and she mocked it up.” (Mona Sterling)

S7/E04 (40:51): “You’re hung-over. It’s the best time to hear it. I mean are you just gonna kill yourself? Give them what they want? Or go in your bedroom, get a uniform, fix your bayonet, and hit the parade? Do the work, Don.” (Freddy Rumsen)

S7/E05 (29:51): “There’s this pressure in my head, like there’s a hydrogen bomb that’s gonna go off. And then I realized, it’s that hum in the office, it’s getting to me. I caught myself looking at Stan’s shoulders and getting, you know, excited. That’s the computer’s plan, turn us all homo. Peggy, we gotta reproduce.” (Michael Ginsberg)

S7/E05 (39:20): “I’m tired of everyone telling me to shut up. I’m not stupid. I speak Italian.” (Betty Draper)

S7/E06 (26:38): “I see a day that starts with pancakes and ends with an ice cream sundae.” (Bob Benson)

S7/E06 (31:06): “You can’t tell people what they want, it has to be what you want. […] Well, whenever I’m really unsure about an idea, first I abuse the people who’s help I need, and then I take a nap. And I start at the beginning again, see if I end up in the same place.” (Don Draper)

S7/E07 (17:50): “No man has ever come back from leave. Even Napoleon. He staged a coup, but he ended up back on that island.” (Bertram Cooper)

S7/E07 (39:20): “We’ve finally turned this place into a legitimate threat and they’d like to neutralize it with cold, hard cash.” (Roger Sterling)

S7/E08 (08:25): “I’d never recommend imitation as a strategy. You’ll be second, which is very far from first.” (Peggy Olson)

S7/E09 (15:32): “I got two secretaries and three telephones. Feel like Marlon Perkins is chasing me on the savanna. Hiding is pointless.” (Roger Sterling)

S7/E10 (15:08): “Maybe I’m a bad manager. Maybe I’m too – what do they call it – ‘hands-on’.” (Ted Chaough)

S7/E10 (23:48): “I once interrupted a client during a presentation for Lucky Strike, our biggest account. […] I wasn’t supposed to talk at all. I knew if I apologized they’d never want to work with me again. […] So the next meeting, I walked in, shook Lee Garner’s hand and said ‘I can’t believe you have the balls to come back after you embarassed yourself like that.'” (Don Draper)

S7/E12 (30:45): “This business doesn’t have feelings. You get bought, you get sold, you get fired. If the account moves, you move. Even if your name is on the damn door, you should know better than to get attached to some walls.” (Roger Sterling)

S7/E12 (37:17): “Do you have any idea how much ad space McCann buys in the New York Times every year? We could get them to print ‘Mein Kampf’ on the front page.” (Jim Hobart)

S7/E12 (41:58): “Well, you might have sold me a rotten apple, but it’s not too late to let the axe fly.” (Jim Hobart)

S7/E13 (20:03): “You know, I’m jealous of your ability to be sentimental about the past. I’m not able to do that. I remember things as they were.” (Trudy Campbell)

S7/E13 (38:56): “Sally, I’ve leart to believe people when they tell you it’s over. I don’t want to say it. So it’s usually the truth. […] And I don’t want you to think I’m a quitter. I fought for plenty in my life. That’s how I know when it’s over. It’s not a weakness, it’s been a gift to me. To know when to move on.” (Betty Draper)

S7/E14 (42:18): “Because everytime I’m face to face with you I wanna strangle you. And then I miss you when I go away. And I miss you, and I call you on the phone and I get the person I wanna talk to.” (Stan Rizzo)

S7/E14 (48:11): “You spend your whole life thinking you’re not getting it, people aren’t giving it to you. Then you realize: they’re trying, and you don’t even know what ‘it’ is. I had a dream I was on a shelf in the refridgerator. Someone closes the door and the light goes off, and I know everybody’s out there eating. And then they open the door and you see them smiling, and they’re happy to see you, but maybe they don’t look right at you. And maybe they don’t pick you. Then the door closes again. The light goes off.” (Leonard)