Top 10 Roger Sterling Quotes

Oh, Roger. SMH.

It’s no secret that the best moments of every ‘Mad Men’ episode belong to Roger Sterling. Whether he’s riding a secretary around the office like a pony, dropping acid naked, or singing in blackface, his outrageous antics bring us as much laughter as they do misery to those around him. But it’s Rogers cutting one-liners — delivered in John Slattery’s trademark deadpan style — that we love him most for. Here are ten that could have easily made it into Roger’s unintentionally hilarious memoir, ‘Sterling’s Gold.’

On Death:

“She died like she lived — surrounded by people she answered phones for.”

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On Labor:

”Well, I gotta go learn a bunch of people’s names before I fire them.”

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On Youth:

“Maybe every generation thinks the next one is the end of it all. Bet there are people in the Bible, complaining about kids today.”

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On Race Relations:

”Is it just me, or is the lobby full of Negros?”

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On Food:

”Look, we’ve got Oysters Rockefeller, Beef Wellington, Napoleons. We leave this lunch alone, it’ll take over Europe.”

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On Religion… and Sex:

”When God closes a door, he opens a dress.”

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On Marriage:

”Do you want to be right, or do you want to be married?”

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On Drinking:

”Have a drink. It’ll make me look younger.”

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On History:

”God, I miss the ’50s.”

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On Life:

“One day you’re on top of the world and the next some secretary’s running you over with a lawnmower.”

(Wait a minute… That’s Joan. Looks like she got more from Roger than just a child…)

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