"Up gets you nowhere."
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"Don't worry—it's just a phase."
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"Oh, love handles! We haven't had those in a while."
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"O.K., then, how about this? I bet you can't do this."
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A doorman hails a taxing for a starving man in the desert.
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"Are they wet?"
"Batteries . . . batteries . . ."
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"He talks the talk."
"Fun Fact: 10,000 years ago, this was a lake!
Honey I'm Home
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"Flight 22 to J.F.K. Now boarding... Gate 46."
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"If I can crawl, you can circle."
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"Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, panicked, wondering if I'm crawling in the wrong direction."
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"Can't you just crawl? Must you slither?"
"What I mean, the cops in this town are tough!"
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"It's a break!"
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"You never went beyond crawling?"
"It's his first day back at work."
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"I think it was Fitzgerald who wrote, 'The very rich are different from you and me.'"
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"Something terrible must have happened somewhere."
"You've reached '1-800-WATER-4-U.' Please leave a message."
"I don't know about you, but I'd be willing to pitch in for a new contact lens."