Kurt Potter: Wha... how did you do this?
Erin Brockovich: Well, um, seeing as how I have no brains or legal expertise, and Ed here was losing all faith in the system, am I right?
Ed Masry: Oh, yeah, completely. No faith, no faith.
Erin Brockovich: I just went out there and performed sexual favors. Six hundred and thirty-four blow jobs in five days... I'm really quite tired.
Donna Jensen: 'Cause of the chromium.
Erin Brockovich: The what?
Donna Jensen: The chromium. Well, that's what kicked this whole thing off.
Erin Brockovich: I don't need pity, I need a paycheck. And I've looked. When you've spent the past six years raising babies its real hard to find somebody who pays worth a damn, are ya getting every word of this down honey or am I talking too fast?
Matthew Brockovich: This girl's about my age. Is she one of the people you're helping?
Erin Brockovich: Yeah, she's really sick so I'm going to get her some medicine to feel better.
Matthew Brockovich: Why doesn't her own mom get her medicine?
Erin Brockovich: Because her mom's really sick too.
Matthew Brockovich: Oh.
Erin Brockovich: For the first time in my life, I got people respecting me. Please, don't ask me to give it up.
Erin Brockovich: Are you going to be something else that I have to survive? Because... to tell you the truth... I'm not up to it.
Erin Brockovich: Not personal! That is my work, my sweat, and MY time away from MY kids! if that is not personal, I don't know what is.