"Most of all, he'll be remembered for his irrepressible spirit."
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"Half Empty. Half Empty. Half Empty-"
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The First Stairs
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"I'll never forget one day last July- it started right off."
"If you can just help me through the tough times, I can handle it from there."
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"I'm a bird dog."
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At the Laff-a-Mint
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"At least let me carry the groceries."
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"It's O.K. to admit that the sanctions are taking their toll."
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Closing a Suitcase
Long after losing the election, Fred Gort continued to campaign, thus making a mockery of those reporters who had labelled him "the-I-don't-care candidate."
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"Two roads diverged in a wood. It freaked me out and I turned around."
"That's for me to know and for you to beat out of me."
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"I may be a nobody, Lawler, but I'm a big nobody."
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"Anything but a head shot only angers an attorney."
"I don't want to be defined by who I am."
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"I knew I heard caroling last night!"
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She Persisted (But it was a Weekend)
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"You are truly a man who loves the free market in fair weather or foul."
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"Today I'm going to be unaware, uninvolved, uncommitted, and self-centered."
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"Have I given up too much of my humanity to get to the top?"
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Yes! We're Open!
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"We had her declawed, but she's still impossible."
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