"There is no justice in the world."
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"We spent the summer on the Côte de Jersey."
"Of course they're clever. They have to be clever. They haven't got any money."
"Oh, it's a grand day for Harvard!"
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"One of nature's nobleman and a bag lady."
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"I can't put it into layman's language for you. I don't know any layman's language."
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"Do you mind? I happen to be on the phone!"
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"If you quote Rilke again, I'm just going to have to take my bra off!"
"I'm getting woolly-mammoth notes."
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"You're carrying a lot of pretension in your back."
"You're carrying a lot of pretension in your back."
Television In The Park
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"I've spent the summer speaking out against violence."
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"I'm a local craftsperson - I make money."
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"I don't mean to be a snob, but I know what real leather sounds like."
"No, you certainly may not have a hamburger!"
"The salary is unimportant—I'll just siphon off what I need."
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"I like our place in the country, but the only dogs I enjoy hanging out with there are also up from the city."
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"There's a lesson for us. If you don't chop off a few heads now and then, you'll end up paying taxes."
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"This is not the sort of America I envisioned, Tom-an America in which the middle class has to use public transportation."
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"This is my last day. My parents found a more expensive school on the East Side."
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"Johnson, look at the lilies of the field. They neither spin nor toil. Fire them."
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"I don't feel Marie is the right sort for the Garden Club."
"I tried a slice of pizza yesterday, and frankly I don't get it."
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