"I hope you realize that I'm the one who has to write about this stupid vacation next fall."
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"I'm not even away! The audacity!"
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"Is the homework fresh?"
"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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"Sir, the following paradigm shifts occurred while you were out."
"Absolutely! Where there's smoke there's fire."
"We're encouraging people to become involved in their own rescue."
"Pi what squared? Long John, you should be able to get this."
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"I'm neither a good cop nor a bad cop, Jerome. Like yourself, I'm a complex amalgam of positive and negative personality traits that emerge or not, depending on circumstances."
"Actually, I got some pretty good ideas when I was in the box."
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"Thanks, Pop, but today's kids don't want money, they want leadership."
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"I bit someone once. It tasted like chicken."
"I was born an urban bird and I'll die an urban bird."
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"Oh, shush! You live by Janet Maslin, you're going to die by Janet Maslin."
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"Call this an iceberg? When I was a kid we wouldn't have called this an iceburg!"
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"You must have thought up a million jokes."
"Relax, honey - change is good."
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'The Girl Who Can't Say No Meets The Boy Who Won't Grow Up'
"When I was a boy, I had to walk five miles through the snow to change the channel."
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"Is it cold in here or is it just the Ice Age?"
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"We have testimony that you walk like a duck and you quack like a duck. Tell the court - are you a duck?"
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"It's a game of power, speed, agility, and grace, but, most of all, Tom, it's a game of points."
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"I know what you're thinking, but let me offer a competing narrative."
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Man on a sinking ship blowing up an inflatable desert island.
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"I'll start thinking outside the box when the box is empty."