"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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"My greatest asset is my ability to tell you exactly what you want to hear."
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"Oh, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, sir."
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"I know this sounds like a line, but nice shooting."
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"I love your body - where did you get it?"
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"I'm serious-you could really pursue this as an embarrassing hobby."
"You have a wonderful body."
"No, you can't be be me, but I'm flattered you asked."
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"I love the way you use your bulk."
"Before we begin today, may I say that both my client and I were astonished that Your Honor was not nominated for the Supreme Court?"
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"You have written more than a book, Ms. McBean- you have written a franchise."
"Perhaps Monsieur would care for something more expensive?"
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"May I say, sir, the staff and I just knew you'd see through that Beaujolais."
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Flattery Getting Someone Somewhere
"Love your jeans."
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"I'm Todd, your waiter, and I'd like you to think our friendship is more than contextual."
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"You have nice legs."
"Your Honor, has anyone ever told you what a wry, sensuous mouth you have?"
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"I never think of you, as, like, old, Jack. I think of you as, like, retro."
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"Don't get your hopes up, honey. I call everybody 'honey.'"
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“Yes, sir, Ira, considering that you share eight percent of your genes with the common flatworm, you’ve done all right.”
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"By the way… If no one has mentioned this before, we think you're swell."
"You look like hell!"
"I'd just like to say that whenever I've needed a policeman I've been able to find one."
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