Veda Pierce (Ann Blyth) to her mother Mildred (Joan Crawford): "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."
Ida (Eve Arden): "Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young."
Monte (Zachary Scott): "Oh, I wish I could get that interested in work."
Ida: "You were probably frightened by a callus at an early age!"
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