"You may enjoy swimming with the dolphins, Howard, but do they enjoy swimming with you?"
"Thanks for walking a mile in my shoe but it's beginning to hurt now."
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"Wow, you're right—this is hard."
"Here I was, all this time, worrying that maybe I'm a selfish person, and now it turns out I've been suffering from compassion fatigue."
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"Empathy? Yeah, I can see how that could be useful."
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"Lately I've been getting into compassion."
"I sense fear."
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"Oh, shut up. Who isn't in your shoes?"
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"You should at least learn an instrument."
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"Should we halfheartedly try to relate?"
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"We can't imagine what a spider thinks, Louisa, because it's a whole different life style."
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"That's enough therapy. From here on out, I think I could do a hell of a lot more for both of us as your agent."
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"Don't judge me until you've walked a mile on my medication."
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"Oh well, what does a jester know?"
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"Cheer up, Nicole! What does Princeton know? Say, you got any plans for that last bit of cobbler?"
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“How do I feel about being mugged? Well, naturally I didn’t enjoy it and certainly don’t condone violence or threats of violence as a means toward social change. However, I can empathize with my assailant and realize that in his terms his is a valid response to the deteriorating socioeconomic situation in which we find ourselves.”
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"Try falling down and scraping your knee. Then you can talk to me about pain."
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"Oh, that's right, Stanwick, cry—mock my inability to empathize."
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"If you can't feel sorry for yourself you'll never be able to feel sorry for somebody else."
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"Hated and feared was as near as I ever got."
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"I know you're hurting. We're all hurting."
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"I feel your pain level."
"Oh, that sounds awful. I can only imagine how you must be feeling."
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"Oh, and your feelings have been trying to get in touch with you."
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