"After you've finished doing what you're doing, could you not begin doing something else?"
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"Sorry, Chief, but of course I didn't mean 'bimbo' in the pejorative sense."
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"Are you going bowling or is that Prada?"
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"Let's have a heart-to-heart talk—one huge, powerful grownup to one tiny, nothing kid."
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"I try neither to encourage nor to discourage Pookie."
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"Mother's ninety-one and still depreciating."
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"I will have the senior-executive businessman's lunch, and Hooper here will have the junior-executive businessman's lunch."
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"You've always stuck to the prix fixe in life."
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"I could do that."
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"Go ahead, Albertson. Ask Toby for a raise. It'll be cute."
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"I didn't mean your day wasn't hard, too."
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"You're a latitude-and-longitude person, which will be helpful to you, I'm sure, in 1992."
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"The gods are antic tonight."
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"Don't you 'wee, tim'rous beastie' me."
"I may be a nobody, Lawler, but I'm a big nobody."
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"There's some clown to see you, Sir."
"It's your job to dream of things that never were and ask 'why not' and it's my job to tell you."
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"…And just what do you think you're going to do with your silly death ray once you've finished it?!"
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"Still, you've got to admire them for trying."
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"Hey! You forgot your stupid little ideas printed in bold type."
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"Well, if I practiced all day, too."
"I'd remind you not to fly too close to the sun, but no one's ever accused you of aiming too high, have they?"
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Breaking down cardboard
"You're enjoying this, aren't you – hammering away at my credibility."
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