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  • Mildred Pierce: I was always in the kitchen. I felt as though I'd been born in a kitchen and lived there all my life, except for the few hours it took to get married.

  • Veda Pierce: You think just because you made a little money you can get a new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can't, because you'll never be anything but a common frump whose father lived over a grocery store and whose mother took in washing.

  • Veda Pierce: With this money I can get away from you. From you and your chickens and your pies and your kitchens and everything that smells of grease. I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture. And this town and its dollar days, and its women that wear uniforms and its men that wear overalls.

  • Veda Pierce: Are you sure you want to know?
    Mildred Pierce: Yes.
    Veda Pierce: Then I'll tell you. With this money, I can get away from you.
    Mildred Pierce: Veda...
    Veda Pierce: From you and your chickens, pies and kitchens and everything that smells of grease. I can get away from this shack and its cheap furniture. And this town and its dollar-days and its women that wear uniforms and its men that wear overalls.
    Mildred Pierce: I think I'm really seeing you for the first time in my life and you're cheap and horrible.
    Veda Pierce: You think just because you've made a little money, you can get some new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can't. You'll never be anything but a common frump whose father lived over a grocery store and whose mother took in washing. With this money I can get away from all the rotting, stinking thing that makes me think of this place or you!
    Mildred Pierce: Veda!

  • Ida: Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.

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