"I've had those books for years. They represent the person I once aspired to be."
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"So he got a trophy for good sportsmanship – that doesn't mean he won't go to law school."
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"When I grow up, I want to work with the affluent."
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"I aspired to authenticity, but I never got beyond verisimilitude."
"You can be anything you want to be - no limits."
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"I'm working part time, but I'm hoping that once I finish my master's they'll up my hours to full time."
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"Your hopes and dreams - we saved them for you."
"I'm Miss Missouri, but my goal is to become Miss California."
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"I met somebody with a hut."
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"I don't see the Whitney, but Mary Boone will send you a Christmas card."
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"They should just ask Elián González who he wants to be when he grows up, Gloria Estefan or the Buena Vista Social Club."
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The guy who wanted change, experience, a shoulder to cry on, and a medal, all tied up in a nice,neat package, with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
"Oh, no! My bucket list!"
"Damn it, Maureen! You just don't break up a winning combination!"
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"Of course, now I'm just a class clown, but eventually I'd like my own sitcom."
Places you want to go, but can't vs. places you have to go, but don't want to.
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"All my children have the potential I never could afford."
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"Am i just a stepping-stone to a career in show business?"
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"I never thought I'd grow up to be the matinee crowd."
"Don't breath a word to anyone, but I'm never leaving graduate school."
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"You should do something brilliant, before it's too late."
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"But, what I'd really like to do is direct."
"He had the Guggenheim in mind, I think."