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Mommie Dearest

Mommie Dearest quotes

28 total quotes

Christina Crawford
Joan Crawford

View Quote [Young Christina has a bloody piece of steak on her lunch plate]
Joan: Christina, you haven't touched your lunch.
Young Christina: It's raw.
Joan: It's rare, not raw.
Young Christina: But it's got all this red juice when you push on it.
Joan: Then don't push on it. Darling, rare meat is good for you. The doctor said so. Christina, meat loses its vitamins if it's overcooked.
Young Christina: But I've had my vitamins this morning. Pills.
Joan: [to Carol-Ann] She negotiates everything like a goddamn Hollywood agent. Christina, eat your lunch. You are not getting up from this table until you have finished that meat.
View Quote NO... WIRE... HANGERS! What's wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you NO WIRE HANGERS, EVER?! I work and work 'til I'm half-dead, and I hear people say, "She's getting old." And what do I get? A daughter... who cares as much about the beautiful dresses I give her... as she cares about me! WHAT'S WIRE HANGERS DOING IN THIS CLOSET?! ANSWER ME! I buy you beautiful dresses, and you treat them like they were some dishrag! You do! $300 dress on a wire hanger? We'll see how many you've got, if they're hidden somewhere! We'll see! We'll see! Get out of that bed. All of this is coming out! Out...out...out...out!!! You got any more? We're gonna see how many wire hangers you've got in your closet! [throws items out of Christina's closet onto the floor despite Christina's protests, and soon discovers a second dress on a wire hanger] A wi... wire hanger! WHY?! WHY?!!!! Christina, get out of that bed. Get out of that bed! You live in the most beautiful house in Brentwood... [begins beating Christina with the hanger, as Christina shrieks and bawls in pain] ...and you don't care if your clothes get stretched out from wire hangers?! And your room looks like some $2-a-week furnished room in some two-bit back street town in Oklahoma! Get up! Clean up this mess!
View Quote TINA! Bring me the axe!
View Quote Note: the bolded line is ranked #72 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.
View Quote Note: the word "****" is redubbed as "mess" in some censored versions
View Quote [about Christina's refusal to eat her meat] WHY must EVERYTHING be a CONTEST?!
View Quote [addressing the fans camped out in front of her house on Oscar night] I would rather be here with you than anywhere else in the world. You, all of you here and everywhere, gave me this award tonight. And I accept it from you and only you. I love all of you. Now please forgive me, good night.
View Quote [addressing the men in the Pepsi boardroom] DON'T **** WITH ME FELLAS! This ain't my first time at the rodeo. You forget the press that I delivered to Pepsi was MY POWER. I can use it any way I want. It's a sword... that cuts both ways.
View Quote [in tears, after the "wire hangers"/bathroom cleaning incident] Jesus Christ!
View Quote [lecturing her baby dolls after making Joan mad] You were very, very bad to wake Mommie up like that. VERY naughty. I told you, Mommie has to be beautiful today. This afternoon, she has to see MISTER MAYER. Today is so important. You are thoughtless and selfish. You must learn to think about other people. You are bad, bad spoiled children.
View Quote [yelling at her children for making noise when she is trying to take a nap] Christina, Christopher! DAMMIT!!!
View Quote Adopted children are luckiest because they were chosen.
View Quote You're a lousy substitute for someone who really cares.