Don Draper: People tell you who they are, but we ignore it - because we want them to be who we want them to be.
Don Draper: You want some respect? Go out there and get it for yourself.
Don Draper: When a man walks into a room, he brings his whole life with him. He has a million reasons for being anywhere, just ask him. If you listen, he'll tell you how he got there. How he forgot where he was going, and that he woke up. If you listen, he'll tell you about the time he thought he was an angel or dreamt of being perfect. And then he'll smile with wisdom, content that he realized the world isn't perfect. We're flawed, because we want so much more. We're ruined, because we get these things, and wish for what we had.
Joan Harris: [about Vietnam, to the young guys in the office who have insulted her] Remember, when you're over there in the jungle, and they're shooting at you... you're not dying for me. Because I never liked you.
Don Draper: [Yelling through the door at Miss Blankenship] Get Joan in here!
Peggy Olson: She startles when you do that.
Joan Harris: [to Peggy, about her firing of Joey] So all you've done is proved to them that I'm a meaningless secretary and you're another humorless bitch.
Peggy Olson: You need three ingredients for a cocktail. Vodka and Mountain Dew is an emergency.
Stan Rizzo: Peggy Olson, pioneering the science of wet blanketry.
Joan Harris: I can't wait until next year when all of you are in Vietnam. You will be pining for the day when someone was trying to make your life easier. When you're over there, and you're in the jungle and they're shooting at you, remember you're not dying for me because I never liked you.
Joan Harris: It's a very brave person that does something anonymously.
Peggy Olson: [Joey is coming out from Harry Crane's office] What were you doing in there?
Joey Baird: Every place I've worked there's always some old fairy who comes on to me, but that was the weirdest by far.
Peggy Olson: Yes, everybody wants you, Joey.
Joey Baird: It happens a lot.
Bethany Van Nuys: My goodness, what was that?
Don Draper: Well, that was actually my ex wife, and her husband, and some slob who's about to have the worst dinner of his life.
Peggy Olson: I'm sorry, I didn't know you were in here.
Joan Harris: Where the hell else would I be? This is my office. And you all better stop cutting through here, it's not a thoroughfare. Take the extra steps, you could use them.
Joan Harris: I really think this vending machine is a trouble maker.
Lane Pryce: I think it's been a great success. Revenue is climbing. I was gonna suggest we get a sandwich machine. We'd probably get 40% of the work force keeping busy through lunch.
Joan Harris: Or we'd end up with a bunch of fat secretaries who think the whole afternoon is lunch time because there's always another sandwich around the corner.