"Hi, Dad. Investment banking wasn't that great after all."
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"I design retinal-controlled destination-mapping interfaces for self-driving transportation, but not in the traditional sense."
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"I've told you why I need a dog. Now suppose you tell me what makes you think you might be that dog."
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"Have you and Tim picked out a name for the career obstacle yet?"
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"I can't figure out what's going on with him—he should have been a star by now."
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"It's the old story. I was in the middle of successful acting career when I was bitten by the accounting bug."
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"I've made my fortune, and now it's time for me to run for office and consolidate it."
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A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I chose the one that said, 'Mergers, acquisitions, incredible bonuses.'"
"I'm afraid your M.B.A. loses some of its lustre in light of the fact that you were home-schooled."
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"What does she do with her life? She's at every party I go to."
"Daddy doesn't know any magic tricks. Daddy knows accounting tricks."
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"The entrance to my cubicle is three feet away. Please respect my partition."
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"When I grow up, I want to work with the affluent."
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"Whatever happens, Jenkins, you'll always have your dancing to fall back on."
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"Yeah, I was into the pet thing for a while, but that scene wasn't for me."
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"We were hoping that you could work from work today."
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Doris K. Elston: Brain Surgeon, Professional Model, Artist, Lawyer....Plus Mother of Four.
"I was in a different place then."
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"Wait a minute. Where am I going? I'm a writer."
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"I understand they've uncovered some weird new side effects since you were here last."
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"Yes, but what I really want to do is write children's books."
Hollywood Think Tank
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"Oh, can't complain, but I do."
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"Remember little Rosalie? She has twelve people reporting to her now."
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