"I can't figure out what's going on with him—he should have been a star by now."
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"I've had those books for years. They represent the person I once aspired to be."
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"I'm thinking of doing Pamplona this year."
Someday, my Ron Perelman will come.
Man with a Plan
"I was against Russo-Disneyland from the start."
"Why can't you be more like little Hester Prynne? She's getting straight A's."
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"Come on, Louis. No risk, no reward."
"How will you ever know whether you're a flying squirrel if you don't give it a shot?"
"Of course I hope to find gold. But my real goal is spiritual growth and inner peace."
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Gifts from the House of Low Goals.
"Remember little Rosalie? She has twelve people reporting to her now."
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"I said to myself, 'Maybe I can't change the world, but I can remodel my bathroom.' "
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"I'll be out in the great world, wearing may hats."
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Reaching the Summit
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"Harrington challenges himself every day."
"We've decided that it will be better for his later development if we speak to him only in legalese."
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"Timothy, success is nothing to fear."
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"You can be anything you want to be - no limits."
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"And now I'd like to sing a little song written specially for me called 'I Wanna Be President.' "
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All of my hopes and dreams, crushed, served on a bun.
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"I know by outward standard I'm successful, but a voice inside my head keeps saying, 'Where's your private plane?"
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Skyscraper/Tower of Babel
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"I'd like to announce my candidacy for President of the United States."
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