Mildred Quotes in Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Mildred: Poor Mr. Herrington.
Lewis: I KILLED HIM?
Mildred: It's not you. we just haven't found the right couple yet.
Mildred: [gently] What?
Lewis: That's how many adoption interviews I've had, 124.
Mildred: Oh Lewis, come on now, you're exaggerating just to make your... point.
[Lewis turns the crate around with 124 tally marks on it]
Lewis: Plus, I'm gonna be 13 next year, and you know how hard it is for a teenager to get adopted. I have no future, no one wants me!
Mildred: That's not true, Lewis!
Lewis: My own mother didn't even want me!
Mildred: Now stop it! You do not know that!
Lewis: Then why did she give me up?
Mildred: She may not have been able to take care of you, did you ever think of that?
[Lewis turns silent]
Mildred: I am sure she was only thinking about what was best for you.
Lewis: I never thought of it that way.
Mildred: Maybe she wanted to keep you, but she had no choice.
Lewis: You're right! My real mom is the only person who's ever wanted me.
Mildred: Wait, I said 'maybe'.
Lewis: If she wanted me then, she'll want me now!
Mildred: What are you talking about?
Lewis: I have to find her, Mildred, and when I do, she'll take me back, and we'll be a family again!
Mildred: Whoa, whoa, whoa, Lewis! You can't do that! No one knows anything about her, no one even saw her!
Lewis: [Lewis looks up at a billboard that says "Remember your Ginkgo Biloba"] Wrong, I saw her... once, she's in here. I just have to remember.
Mildred: [talking on the phone] We'll see you at 2:00 this afternoon. He'll be so excited you're coming. Bye-bye, now.
[Mildred hangs up]
Mildred: Yes! Hey, Goob - I mean, Michael, good luck at the big game today!
Michael "Goob" Yagoobian: [sleepily] Easy win, those guys are a bunch of bums. I just hope I can stay awake.
Mildred: Don't tell me, let me guess...
Michael "Goob" Yagoobian: He was up all night, working on his stupid project.
Michael "Goob" Yagoobian: But that's what happens when you get a science geek for a roommate.
Michael "Goob" Yagoobian: [Yagoobian sips his juice box, and trades it to Mildred in exchange for her mug of coffee, which he drinks] Ahh, that's good joe.
Mildred: [Mildred sees Lewis in his bedroom, working on his invention] All right, Einstein, you owe Michael big time.
Lewis: Well, unlocking the secrets of the brain took a lot longer than I expected, but it's finished, Mildred; I re-calibrated the headset.
[Lewis shows his illustrated scientific notes to Mildred]
Lewis: Now the neural circuits will connect! I've cracked the hippocampus!
Mildred: Really? Okay, what?
Lewis: Now to test it out.
[Lewis's alarm clock goes off; he starts putting his invention model into a wagon]
Lewis: Oh no, I'm late! I gotta go!
Mildred: Wait a minute, Lewis, wait a minute.
[Mildred briefly laughs]
Mildred: I almost forgot what I came up here for. I know you have a lot on your plate today, but I've scheduled an interview for you this afternoon.
Lewis: No thanks.
Mildred: No thanks? Sweetheart, this is about being adopted, and you will be back here clean, happy, and on time.
Lewis: I'm done with interviews, Mildred. I'm not gonna be rejected anymore.
Mildred: Listen, I know where your head is, but I'm telling you, you have got to get out of the past and look to the future.
Lewis: I am, and this is it. This is my future. I'm sorry.
[Lewis heads out the front door towards the elementary school's science fair]
Mildred: Lewis? Honey?
Richard Loving: [to Mildred, crying] I can take care of you.
Mildred: I know that.
Mildred: I know we have some enemies. But we have some friends, too.
Mildred: I'm pregnant.
Richard Loving: [long pause] Good. That's good.
Mark: This is a hell of a way for you to find out.
Mildred: Find out what?
Mark: Well, that I'm gay for one thing... come on, you never suspected?
Mildred: You were always so good at sports.
Mildred: So what's the other thing?
Mark: What other thing?
Mildred: You said "that I'm gay for one thing" so what's the other thing?
Mark: That I'm dying.
Mark: Let's play a game.
Mildred: Okay, want me to get a pack of cards?
Mark: Not that kind of game.
Mildred: Okay, what?
Mark: Tell me something that I don't know.
Mildred: What do you mean?
Mark: You know, something I wouldn't have known about you.
Mildred: Oh, I don't know...
Mark: Please, mom.
[pauses for about 2 seconds]
Mildred: Well, I never loved your father.
Mark: [totally shocked] What?
Mildred: I never did.
Mark: Wow, you're really good at this.
Mildred: Truth be told, when he died, I felt relieved more than anything else.
Mark: [still totally shocked] Gee, Mom, don't hold anything back.
Mildred: You make me feel pretty.
[Sara the dog barks, startling Harry]
Mildred: I'll put'im in the closet.
Audrey: Sara wouldn't like that.
Mildred: I meant Harry.
Jon: This morning he named every member of his fighter squad like it was yesterday.
Mildred: 1943 he remembers like it was yesterday. It's yesterday he can't remember like it was yesterday.
Mildred: We're so disappointed, no one would kill us.
Mildred: You're so much nicer than Jon's first wife.
Audrey: You were married before?
Audrey: You were married before and you didn't tell me?
Jon: Didn't I tell you? I thought I told you. I told somebody. Ha ha.
Veda: [kissing check] Well, that's that!
Mildred: I'm sorry this had to happen; sorry for the boy, he seemed very nice.
Veda: Oh Ted's all right really. Did you see the look on his face when we told him he was going to be a father?
Mildred: I wish you wouldn't joke about it.
Veda: Mother, you're a scream, really you are. The next thing I know you'll be knitting little garments.
Mildred: I don't see anything so ridiculous about that.
Veda: If I were you, I'd save myself the trouble.
Mildred: [pause] You're not going to have a baby?
Veda: At this stage, it's a matter of opinion. And in my opinion, I'm going to have a baby. I can always be mistaken.
Mildred: That Ted Forrester's nice-looking, isn't he? Veda likes him.
Monte: Who wouldn't? He has a million dollars.
Mildred: You drink too much.
Monte: I know, I do too much of everything. I'm spoiled.
Mildred: You've too many sisters... They all seem to be my size too.
Monte: I know, I like them your size.
Monte: To brotherly love.
Mildred: You look down on me, because I work for a living. Don't you.
[holds up glass to toast]
Mildred: One Beragon.
Monte: We weren't expecting you Mildred, obviously.
Veda: It's just as well you know. I'm glad you know.
Mildred: How long has this been going on?
Mildred: Wally, you should be kept on a leash! Now why can't you be friendly?
Wally: But I *am* being friendly!
Mildred: No, I mean it. Friendship's much more lasting than love.
Wally: Yeah, but it isn't as entertaining.
Mildred: Cut it out, Wally. You make me feel like Little Red Riding Hood.
Wally: And I'm the Big Bad Wolf, huh? Now, Milly, you've got me all wrong. I'm a romantic guy, but I'm no wolf.
Mildred: Then quit howling!
Mildred: You've been snooping around ever since I got this job, trying to find out what it is - and now you know - you know don't you.
Veda: [innocently] Know what? Know what mother?
Mildred: You knew when you gave that uniform to Lottie that it was mine didn't you.
Veda: [feigns surprise] Your uniform!
Mildred: Yes, I'm waiting tables in a downtown restaurant.
Veda: [contemptuous] My mother - a waitress.
Mildred: I was always in the kitchen. I felt as though I'd been born in a kitchen and lived there all my life, except for the few hours it took to get married.
Mildred: I'm sorry I did that... I'd've rather cut off my hand!
Ida: Laughing boy seems slightly burned at the edges. What's eating him?
Mildred: A small green-eyed monster.
Ida: Jealous? That doesn't sound like Wally. No profit in it - and there's a boy who loves a dollar.
Veda: I don't like this house.
Mildred: Neither do I. But that's no reason to marry a man I'm not in love with.
Veda: Why not?
Mildred: Veda, does a new house mean so much to you that you would trade me for it?
Veda: I didn't mean it, Mother.
Mrs. Harris: Oh David, whatever made you get mixed up with a colored girl?
David Harris: I didn't know.
Ted Harris: When did you know?
David Harris: Last week. By then I didn't care.
Mildred: That's what she banked on.
Mildred: Who will I tell my stories to?
Mildred: Welcome home.
Mildred: Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?
Johnny: Whadda you got?
Mildred: Love, I have found, is temporary. It's stupid, but it's like a weed. You know, if it's there you don't have to pay that much attention to it, it just grows, with just a little bit of water. But if you really try, you can kill it. It doesn't have a home, you know, it's tragic. If it's not wanted, it'll just move on.
Mildred: Right here in this life, you get reincarnated. You change.
Mildred: You're not an adult. An adult is someone who works and takes care of themselves.
Mildred: That's what Thanksgiving is all about - meeting friends and eating a lot.
Mildred: [delivering morning newspapers] For the last time... Really the last time...
Mildred: Goodbye. Oh Annie, I'm so exciting I can't believe it.
Annie Hawks: You look beautiful, mom.
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