"I'll pause for a moment so you can let this information sink in."
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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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"If you were to boil your book down to a few words, what would be its message?"
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"We'll start out by speaking in simple declarative sentences."
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"I'm just a simple man preceded by an inordinately complex reputation."
"And what do you think will happen if you do get on the couch?"
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"Could you read the part where Stephen envisions life outside Dublin again?"
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"Every year, the zebras get faster and faster."
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"You're a very complex carbohydrate."
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"Nobody told me that world domination could be so complicated."
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"You need to stop comparing yourself to other people."
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"Now over to the weather desk for a detailed report."
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Nordic Trak Reading Machine
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For Today's Dad
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"He'll have abandonment issues."
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"Monkey see, monkey overanalyze."
I Wish I Were a Better Speck of Dust
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"My wife doesn't understand me."
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"Who ever thought patriotism could be so complicated?"
"Where's the business end of this thing?"
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"By God, for a minute there it suddenly all made sense!"
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"Now is the part of the show when we ask the audience to shout out some random numbers."
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"You know, it's a picture book. Needless to say, it doesn't have a lot of narrative scope."
"As you can see, I've gotten in way over my head."
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