"It's not enough that we succeed. Cats must also fail."
"We'll double our chances of recovery if we buy two lottery tickets."
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"On the other hand, we've had a lot of wonderful years in the tourist business."
All of my hopes and dreams, crushed, served on a bun.
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Ed's Restaurant - Closed. Get Over It
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The Adventures Of Normalman
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"What did you expect from a failing educational system?"
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Flopsy wakes up one day and suddenly realizes why she never succeeded at anything.
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"If you fail one Rorschach test, you've failed them all."
"O.K., I'll explain it one more time. Sometimes even very successful careers come to an end, and you have to teach the things you were once paid to do in order to make rent."
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"Can I buy you a drink? And then if things don't work out between us you can pay me back?"
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"She's inconsolable since Mizrahi went belly-up."
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"My life is a powerful blast tocenter field easily snagged on the warning track."
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"I've always been an outsider, but I never achieved the status of a pariah."
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"This is an unfortunate time to run aground."
"I made a bid for the Senate, but this is as far as I got."
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Dept. of Lost Causes
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Maintenance Fee Party
"But, seriously folks…."
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Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: Alumnae News
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"I guess someone else with three wishes is wishing your three wishes don't come true."
"Charlie, it's us, your teammates. We're here to help you. The other team's getting an awful lot of hits and we're worried."
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"I hope you've been keeping your eye on the red king, Brotsky. Pick it and that raise is yours; fail and you're out on your ear."
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"And we thought, we've tried failing fast, but have tried FAILING FASTEST?"
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