"Your mother and I love you, Nick, but we'll soon be turning you over to mainland China."
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"You were the one who wanted to colonize another planet."
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"You don't bring a fife to a gunfight."
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"Sure, this is idyllic, but there are fundamental problems here that are not being addressed."
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"You know, if I wrote all day, and you brought me meals on a tray, I could pretend I was at one of those writers' colonies all summer."
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"Look, maybe you came to the New World to put buckles all over your body. But that's just not me."
"Well, so much for pre-Columbian."
"It's amazing how well we all get along, considering we're all related."
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Dark Thoughts in Buckingham Palace
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"And a twist of yam."
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"Well they look pretty undocumented to me."
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"Someday, all this will be infrastructure."
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"That was nice, but I don't want to make it a regular thing."
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"Have you any regrets, Captain Hale? Our readers would like to know."
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"How I deplore this senseless destruction of our historic landmarks!"
"I'm sorry, but this beach is for residents only."
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"Sensors report alien invasion of Sector R-12!"
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Ask Us About Our Ordeal
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