"I'm so glad you're a writer - I'm just full of themes and ideas."
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Water-main break - "Very serious." - The Times
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"You're not going to put that there, are you?"
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"I thought it had a pretty good story and interesting characters, but I really didn't like the font."
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Too Many Lawyers Spoil the Broth
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"Would you like a professional critique of your orders?"
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"What is it this time? My maleness? My Anglo-Saxoness? My Pincetoness? My lawyerness?"
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"Here it is - my novel. I'll be interested to hear your compliments."
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Woman on Subway's Thoughts
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Learn to Be a Critic In The Privacy Of Your Own Home With The Apex Correspondence School Of Criticism!
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"I suppose you're worried about your little peasant benefits."
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"Of course, I'd love to, Geoff. If only that chair weren't so flimsy."
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"They're going to print a retraction - your desserts are not inconsistent."
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"All right, let's do it again. This time, you're good at acting."
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A man smoking a post-coital cigarette sees a woman leaving a note in a suggestions box.
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"Oh, Herb. Not Another Open Letter To Miley Cyrus."
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"Everybody's a critic!"
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"I'll grant you his work has a certain naïve immediacy."
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"I hope this isn't meant to be a criticism of our current life style."
"Don't be so hard on yourself. Let me do it."
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"This place was better before they tore it down."
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Family Judging the Family Feud
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"She's the Hubble telescope of my faults."
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"I don't mind if something's Shakespearean, just as long as it it's not Shakespeare."
Caution: Perfectionists at Work Next 1/4 Mile.