Mildred Quotes in Meet the Robinsons (2007)


Mildred Quotes:

  • Mildred: Poor Mr. Herrington.

    Lewis: I KILLED HIM?

  • Mildred: It's not you. we just haven't found the right couple yet.

    Lewis: 124.

    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.

  • [first lines]

    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.

    [They laugh]

    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.

    Mildred: Okay.

    [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?

    Jon: Um...

    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.

  • Monte: Drink?

    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.

    [raises glass]

    Monte: To brotherly love.

  • Mildred: You look down on me, because I work for a living. Don't you.

  • Mildred: Sold...

    [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 rises]

    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?

  • [last lines]

    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.

  • [first lines]

    Mildred: [delivering morning newspapers] For the last time... Really the last time...

  • [last lines]

    Mildred: Goodbye. Oh Annie, I'm so exciting I can't believe it.

    Annie Hawks: You look beautiful, mom.

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