"Well, I have to tell your publisher something."
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"Don't think of it as getting fired. Think of it as finally being recognized for your incompetence."
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"I'm listing my deadlines by due date so I can miss them in chronological order."
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"There's nothing wrong with the ship. We just got a better offer."
"Is there anything I can do for extra credit, like give you money?"
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"I hope, Reinhardt, that you're not one of those people whose sense of self-worth is defined by their job."
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You Are Here
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"I know he's in here somewhere!"
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"Yeah? Well, tell him that in this company Gandhi-like resistance wouldn't have worked for Gandhi, either."
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Wall Street Down
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"Dumb it up."
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"If I've accomplished little, it's because I have giants standing on my shoulders."
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Flopsy wakes up one day and suddenly realizes why she never succeeded at anything.
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"Well, I guess the bubble has burst over at Phillips Rodny Associates."
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"She's inconsolable since Mizrahi went belly-up."
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"On the other hand, it's not the end of the world."
Genius At Midnight
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"Let's just stay in and contribute to the disappointing weekend box-office."
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"You're the reason nations fail."
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"Like all great art, it makes me feel hopelessly inadequate."
"Our next award is for spectacular failure."
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"If only you could have frozen some ideas in your prolific youth."
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