"Please have a seat. Mr. Thorndyke will be back shortly."
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"Mother was right about you. You're a toaster."
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"I'm selling you on eBay."
"Let's make a low-budget movie till help arrives."
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Richard and Wendy Kozier, of Saddle River, New Jersey, with U.N. Peacekeeping Contingent
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"You're at the top of the list, Mr. Stewart, and you'll be immediately notified the moment there's an available womb for you to crawl back into."
"Quick—bring the jaws of lunch!"
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"Please, Lord, enough already."
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"But you just had to elude the paparazzi."
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"You haven't said anything for ten years. Is everything O.K.?"
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"It's no use, Marc. There've already been too many decaf cappuccinos between us."
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Wall Street Down
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"Lately, everything has been getting on his nerves, Doctor. The credit people, the flooded basement, Mother's complaining about not getting enough zinc, Jimmy Carter. . ."
"I was sad because I had no on-board fax until I saw a man who had no mobile phone."
"Good morning, folks, this is Captain Holwood from the flight deck. We'll be cruising at thirty-five thousand feet today, and I'll be finally taking control of my life, struggling to satisfy the needs of only one person—me!"
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Chinese Whispers In The Boardroom
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Pinocchio's Second Realization
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"I gave and I gave, until there was nothing left to give."
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"I'm just worried the knots are the only thing holding me together."
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"If you were slipping inexorably into psychosis, you'd tell me, wouldn't you?"
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"Have we really reached a point in our relationship where a heavy police presence is required?"
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Recommended Tests for ages 21+
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"Well, get someone over here pronto—I can't afford to have thousands of dollars of useless equipment out of commission."
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"I'm from the future."
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