"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"If we went to war, wouldn't God be on the spot?"
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"You may inflict pain, but it mustn't be severe or prolonged."
Friendly Foreclosures Co.
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Panhandler at Upstairs Window
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"Limited nuclear war, sir, is where people like you and me survive."
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"I am haunted by the idea that the basic axioms on which the arithmetic is based may invalidate these computations."
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