Quotes from the Movie Mommie Dearest

No wire hangers! What's wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you no wire hangers, ever?! I work and I slave until I'm half dead, and all I hear people say is 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?!

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Tina, bring me the axe!

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

When you polish the floor you have to move the tree.

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

I'm not mad at you, Helga, I'm mad at the dirt!

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Scrub. Scrub, Christina. It's not. This floor is not clean! Look at it! This floor is not clean! None of it... this floor is not clean. Nothing is clean. This whole place is a mess!

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Clean up this mess!

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Figure it out.

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

I should have known you'd know where to find the boys and the booze!

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Who wants to go swimming?

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Ah... you lost again!

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Ah, but nobody ever said that life was fair, Tina. I'm bigger and I'm faster. I will always beat you.

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Why can't you give me the respect that I'm entitled to? Why can't you treat me like I would be treated by any stranger on the street?

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Don't you ever use that tone of voice again with me, Missy. Who do you think you're talking to?

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

When I told you to call me that, I wanted you to mean it.

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Barbara, please! Please Barbara!

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

I can handle the socks.

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

It all comes out in the wash.

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Mayer should know the price I pay!

Joan Crawford portrayed by Faye Dunaway

Adopted children are luckiest because they were chosen.

Christina Crawford portrayed by Diana Scarwid Mara Hoble

I wanna know... why did you adopt me?!

Christina Crawford portrayed by Diana Scarwid Mara Hoble

Because I am not one of your fans!

Christina Crawford portrayed by Diana Scarwid Mara Hoble

Maybe just a little true.

Christina Crawford portrayed by Diana Scarwid Mara Hoble

Does she? Does she...?

Christina Crawford portrayed by Diana Scarwid Mara Hoble

Jesus Christ!

Christina Crawford portrayed by Diana Scarwid Mara Hoble

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