"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."
Man with a Plan
"Why can't you be more like little Hester Prynne? She's getting straight A's."
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"Sorry, kiddo. Your old man has to work so you can go to the best drug trials in the country."
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"Of course I hope to find gold. But my real goal is spiritual growth and inner peace."
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"Remember little Rosalie? She has twelve people reporting to her now."
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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."
"You can be anything you want to be - no limits."
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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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"I'd like to announce my candidacy for President of the United States."
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"I'm running away to join the Cirque du Soleil."
"Darling, trust me. Santa isn't going to give you a network."
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"First of all, stop calling them 'wishes'. That's loser talk. We call them 'goals'."
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"Call me bloodthirsty, but I chose career over family."
"The whole time I served in the US congress, I dreamed of exactly this: being a wealthy lobbyist sitting here with you."
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"This is a hell of a way to start a magazine."
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"I want to be feared as a tyrant, loved as a father, and revered as a god, but I also want them to think I'm funny."
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"Where do you see yourself getting drunk in five years?"
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"Young Kellerman has a lean-and-hungry look. But, of course, these days everyone has a lean-and-hungry look."
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