"I wish you would make up your mind, Mr. Dickens. Was it the best of times or was it the worst of times? It could scarcely have been both."
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The Snarky District
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"Well, no, we don't have a mascot, but we're the Lions."
"I feel an intense pride, Robert, that I live in a country rich enough to have war and peace at the same time."
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"I'll need to see some I.D. for the Claritin."
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"Understand, Richardson, I don't believe in evolution, but I do believe in Darwinism."
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"I couldn't afford health insurance, so I became a Christian Scientist."
"Of course, we can do spare and minimalist, but not on your budget."
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"I'll have whatever is hot, fast, and artisanal."
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"All the wrong people are right."
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"I'm a vegetarian who eats meat."
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"What we want to tap into here is denial."
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For Your Dining Pleasure
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"I can't believe my first published short story is about me."
"Leak to the press that my Administration won't stand for any more leaks."
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"I've found my voice, Penny. It's deep, wise, and compassionate."
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"Walt Whitman may well have contradicted himself, Mr. Dobkin, but chances are he wasn't under oath at the moment."
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"I can have them cook that for you, but, if I do, it won't be speedy fast."
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"Care for an oxymoron?"
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"The best advice I can give you is: 'Be Yourself.'"
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"A low-level person who doesn't mean anything will see you now."
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"We worked hard, damn hard- but we knew when to stop. We were not workaholic."
"And when I became a man, I put away childish thingees. Thingamabobs. Whatever."
"What if the-powers-that-be don't know any more than we do?"
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