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Peggy OlsonPlayed by Elisabeth Moss

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Peggy discovers not only an unexpected talent for copywriting, but an unexpected ambition, moving from the steno pool all the way up to copy chief at Sterling Cooper & Partners. Peggy has to fight harder than her co-workers, as both a woman and a former secretary, and she earns respect for her skill and drive – even from Don, an encouraging mentor and harsh critic throughout her career. But Peggy carries a deep psychic wound from the baby she gave away. Although her relationships always come second to her work, she speaks emotionally about a 10-year-old neighbor, as if he were her own son, in a moving pitch that wins the Burger Chef account.

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Peggy Olson Quotes

“Here’s your basket of kisses.”
Season 1, Episode 6: “Babylon”
“I don’t think anyone wants to be one of a hundred colors in a box.”
Season 1, Episode 6: “Babylon”
“Maybe you need me to lay on your couch to clear that up for you again.”
Season 1, Episode 10: “Long Weekend”
“I’m in the persuasion business. And frankly I’m disappointed by your presentation.”
Season 2, Episode 2: “Flight 1″
“I never expect Mr. Draper to be anything other than what he is.”
Season 2, Episode 5, “The New Girl”
“I don’t know why I pick the wrong boys.”
Season 2, Episode 11: “The Jet Set”
“Pete, just tell the truth; don’t worry about the outcome. People respect that.”
Season 2, Episode 13: “Meditations in an Emergency”
“You got me pregnant, I had a baby, and I gave it away.”
Season 2, Episode 13: “Meditations in an Emergency”
“Well. When he gets to “s”, I need Howard Sullivan at Lever Brothers.”
Season 3, Episode 1: “Out of Town”
“I’m Peggy Olson. I want to smoke some marijuana.”
Season 3, Episode 3: “My Old Kentucky Home”
“Your problem is not my problem.”
Season 4, Episode 4: “The Rejected”
“Let’s get liberated.”
Season 4, Episode 6: “Waldorf Stories”
“Why is there a dog in the Parthenon?”
Season 4, Episode 7: “The Suitcase”
“Oh, Miss Blankenship, good to see you. I mean nice to see you. I mean welcome back.”
Season 4, Episode 8: “The Summer Man”
“You need three ingredients for a cocktail. Vodka and Mountain Dew is an emergency.”
Season 4, Episode 8: “The Summer Man”
“I signed the first new business since Lucky Strike left. But it’s not as important as getting married. Again.”
Season 4, Episode 13: “Tomorrowland”