Peyton Place (1957)
Mrs. Thornton: A person doesn't always get what she deserves. Remember it. If there's anything in life you want, go and get it. Don't wait for anybody to give it to you.
Betty Anderson: [to the other girls, while she's trying on a revealing red dress in Mrs. MacKenzie's shop] Just remember: men can see much better than they can think. Believe me, a low-cut neckline does more for a girl's future than the entire Britannica encyclopedia.
Constance MacKenzie: All men are alike. The approach is different; the result is always the same.
Michael Rossi: I kissed you. You kissed me. That's affection, not carnality. That's affection, not lust. You ought to know the difference.
Mr. Harrington: This job starts at 3,000 a year.
Michael Rossi: Then we're all wasting our time. That's only $5 a week more than I was making as a teacher, Mr. Harrington
Mr. Harrington: But this offers you security -- a long term contract.
Michael Rossi: Guaranteed poverty is not security.
Rodney Harrington: We were just playing a game called Photography. You turn off the lights and see what develops.
Lucas Cross: Might do your kids a lot more good to learn how to handle a bottle of liquor, instead of an algebra problem.
Mrs. Thornton: You're talking like a fool.
Lucas Cross: [Defiantly] Ohh, be I?
Allison MacKenzie: Nelly.
Nellie Cross: Yeah?
Allison MacKenzie: You've been a daughter and a mother. Which one is worse?
Nellie Cross: Being a mother.
Allison MacKenzie: Why?
Nellie Cross: You find yourself doing the same things you hated your own mother and father doing.