"The key is for the wannabes to think they have a chance in hell to be."
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"Showing up is half the losing battle."
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"I realize that each day is a gift. Now it's just a matter of figuring out how to exchange fourteen thousand six hundred of them."
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"Who am I to question our government's policies? I'll tell you who I am! I'm Bernard A. Nesbitt, who reads the 'Times,' the 'Wall Street Journal,' the 'Post,' 'Newsweek,' 'Time,' 'Business Week,' 'U.S.News & World Report,' 'Look,' 'Life,' and 'Saturday Evening Post.' That's who I am!"
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Skeptic: Critical Thinking, Facts, Debunking.
"Do you know 'Love Stinks,' by the J. Geils Band?"
"You're naive. Can't you see that's been digitally altered?"
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"I proclaim this sun-drenched tropical country a new tourist mecca, in the names of Consolidated Airways and the Peck & Smathers Advertising and Public Relations Company."
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"In these cynical times, it's touching to see how Edward Teller has maintained his faith in the H-bomb."
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"Sorry, Wendy, but a simple 'yes' is not good enough. I want a mandate."
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"I'm not going to sit here and make fun of the very people I'm wasting my time watching."
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"Do you, Thomas, promise to pay attention for the first year and phone it in for the rest of your life?"
"When you get a chance, remember to ask God the meaning of life-it's a riot."
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First Cynic in Space
Intelligent beings from outer space.
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"And then we are led to believe that they lived happily ever after."
"Let's face it. The only play you've ever liked is 'Stop the World - I Want to Get Off.'"
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Recipes from the Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook
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The Forever Stamp
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Miss Train Wreck of Tomorrow
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The Bluebird of Nothingness.
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"I don't like hearing happy stories."
A Poem about Sand
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"What do you want to be when you give up?"
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