Quotation by Ranald MacDougall

Mildred Pierce: You look down on me because I work for a living, don't you? You always have. All right, I work. I cook food and sell it and make a profit on it, which, I might point out, you're not too proud to share with me.
Monte Beragon: Yes, I take money from you, Mildred. But not enough to make me like kitchens or cooks. They smell of grease.
Mildred Pierce: I don't notice you shrinking away from a fifty- dollar bill because it smells of grease.
Ranald MacDougall (1915–1973), U.S. screenwriter, and Michael Curtiz. Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford) and Monte Beragon (Zachary Scott), Mildred Pierce (1945).

Based on the novel by James M. Cain.
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