"Please have a seat. Mr. Thorndyke will be back shortly."
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"When I listen to Mozart, the numbers just seem to crunch themselves."
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"With everything else I've got on my mind, now you're telling me I have to think about breathing?"
"Hey, I'm thirsty. I need a drink. A drink and a liverwurst sandwich. Hey, how about a sandwich and a beer down at Gallagher's, then we can go shoot some pool? Or maybe take in a movie. Hey, I'm talking to you."
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"My mind is especially empty today."
Despite some initial reservations, the knights were often grateful for Guinevere's presence at the Round Table.
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"This prescription for Adderall will help you work hard enough to afford the drug you really need."
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"I thought you would like a little something to remind you how distracting things can be."
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High School Schedule
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"Exactly what is this 'nothing' I've been hearing so much about?"
"What if we stow the 'Star Wars' crap for five seconds, Timmy, and get to the geometry?"
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Distractions Of The Great
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"Can we forget about our dainty little tracks in the snow for ﬁve seconds and try to concentrate on what we're out here for?"
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"Rachel! If you can't even stay focused on spreading peat moss, how do you expect to get into law school?"
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How to Be In the Moment
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"Be the ball. Be the pins. Be the lane. Be the shoes."
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