Don Draper is a fictional character and the protagonist of the popular AMC TV series Mad Men, portrayed by Jon Hamm.
Draper is a charming, mysterious, and self-destructive marketing guru with a unique business tactic. At one point, we admire him because of his charisma and genius, but at another, we hate him because of infidelity and alcohol. Maybe his personal life is not ideal, but when it comes to business, he always comes up with the perfect solution.
No matter what, we can learn much from Don Draper through his quotes on business, marketing, and life in general.
Here are some of the most momentous Don Draper quotes.
You’re born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts.S1.Ep1: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
You will realize in your private life that at a certain point seduction is over and force is actually being requested.S1.Ep8: The Hobo Code
The truth is people may see things differently, but they don’t really want to.S3.Ep10: The Color Blue
They say as soon you have to cut down on your drinking, you have a drinking problem.S4.Ep8: The Summer Man
People tell you who they are, but we ignore it, because we want them to be who we want them to be.S4.Ep8: The Summer Man
We’re flawed because we want so much more. We’re ruined because we get these things and wish for what we had.S4.Ep8: The Summer Man
We’re gonna sit at our desks and keep typing while the walls fall down around us, because we’re creative. The least important most important thing there is.S4.Ep12: Blowing Smoke
Everybody has problems. Some people can deal with them and some people can’t.S7.Ep10: The Forecast
It’s your life. You don’t know how long it’s gonna be, but you know it’s got a bad ending. You have to move forward. As soon as you figure out what that is.S2.Ep9: Six Month Leave
There will be fat years, and there will be lean years, but it is going to rain.S3.Ep1: Out of Town
Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s a billboard on the side of the road that screams with reassurance that whatever you’re doing, it’s okay. You are okay.S1.Ep1: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
The greatest thing you have working for you is not the photo you take or the picture you paint. It’s the imagination of the consumer. They have no budget. They have no time limit. And if you can get into that space, your ad can run all day.S6.Ep4: To Have and to Hold