Peggy Olson: One day you're there, and then all of a sudden, there's less of you. And you wonder where that... part went; if it's living somewhere outside of you. And you keep thinking maybe you'll get it back. And then you realize, it's just gone.
Pete Campbell: Why would you tell me that?
Peggy Olson: I'm sorry Pete.
Peggy Olson: Nuclear war... We could be gone tomorrow.
Father John Gill: Isn't that always the case?
Herman 'Duck' Phillips: [upon receiving presidency] I find myself a little unprepared here, but I know this: I'd like to bring this company into financial maturity. The last two years, we've been held back. Good Creative is important but it can't be running the show. Our business is about buying time and space, and right now that means television. The bigger we are, the cheaper we can get it.
Bertram Cooper: I don't think I heard the word "client" once.
Don Draper: I think it sounds like a great agency, and I think Duck is the man to run it. I just don't think I'll be a part of it.
Saint John Powell: You don't want to be a part of it?
Don Draper: If this is the agency you want, Duck is the man for the job.
Herman 'Duck' Phillips: This is what I'm talking about. Artistic temperament.
Roger Sterling: Don, is this really necessary?
Herman 'Duck' Phillips: It is. Because he loves this room, and hearing his own voice, and saving the day. Except this time he's got to get with the team. Don, you can either honor your contract, or walk out that door with nothing and start selling insurance.
Don Draper: I don't have a contract.
[long pause as Duck looks stunned]
Roger Sterling: We're close. We didn't think we needed one.
[Powell turns in his chair to look at Duck, who sits back in his chair, defeated]
Don Draper: Gentlemen, I sell products, not advertising. I can't see as far into the future as Duck, but if the world is still here on Monday we can talk.