"Are we there yet?"
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"Wear a helmet."
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"It's O.K. I didn't marry you for your parking karma."
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"This week on 'The Amazing Race to Enlightenment,' can Jim and Suzy achieve right mindfulness? And will Barb and Candy be eliminated for relentless clinging to the self?"
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"You have achieved Nirvana, Mr. Harper, and a bad case of tennis knee."
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"Tell me the truth—have I ever made tea come out of your nose?"
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"My Zen garden has been a total nightmare."
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"Would you rather be attacked by a horse-size duck or fifty duck-size horses?"
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"You'd think they'd be more zen about bling."
"Of course, that's just my opinion. Richard Gere's views may be somewhat different."
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"My mind is especially empty today."
"Enough yin. More yang."
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"Exactly what is this 'nothing' I've been hearing so much about?"
"Are you not thinking what I'm not thinking?"
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"You notice how these telephone pitches always come just when you're about to achieve satori?"
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How To Be In the Moment
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"I would kill for your metabolism."
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"You can't handle the meaning of life!"
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"We've travelled the world looking for our next C.E.O., as was foretold in our corporate legends. We think your little Tim might be that C.E.O."
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"I'd read so much about it beforehand that I couldn't help being disappointed when I actually became enlightened."
"Well, I think we come back as newspapers." "You're nuts."
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"Possible side effects include disharmony, lack of oneness, and blurred third-eye vision."
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"I'm sorry, Lately I've been thoughtless."