"I'm afraid your M.B.A. loses some of its lustre in light of the fact that you were home-schooled."
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"Interesting, but we can never forget that you went to a state college."
"Everything I have, son, I have because your grandfather left it to me. I see now that that was a bad thing."
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Reaching the Summit
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"That's it? Salesman of the month, August '87?"
"You realize, of course, it's not what you are that counts. It's who you know. Who do you know?
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"I'm doing a think piece on me."
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"So why am I still so unhappy?"
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"I'm proud of you for making a gurgle."
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"I just hope I can do half as well with my future as you did with yours."
"I'm highly respected in my field, should I choose to pursue it."
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"It was just that one time that you won the Nobel Prize, wasn't it, dear?"
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"Before they're slaughtered, each one gets an achievement award."
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"I've lost two whole millimetres since Tuesday."
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"Did you think the ladder of success would be straight up?"
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"Job! I hear you've got a book out!"
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A car drives past a sign that reads "Style 4 1/2 miles" and "Substance 385 miles".
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"Oh, no! My bucket list!"
"It's quite a feather in your cap, Beavis. What's it for?"
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"Still, I think we can all take some pride in being one of the signature bankruptcies of our time."
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"Of course I'm down. I'm thirty-five years old and I've never run a studio."
"Okay, I finished my novel. Now what?"
"It'll be more than just a space achievement, Larry. It'll be a symbol to the world of our abundant way of life."
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"He works and plays well with others."
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