"I realize that each day is a gift. Now it's just a matter of figuring out how to exchange fourteen thousand six hundred of them."
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"I spent my thirties doing my twenties, but by the time I was in my forties I was doing my forties."
"Nothing serious, Bob - just a case of the forties."
"Oh, how sweet. I haven't seen any mother-daughter outfits since the late forties."
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"My, it feels good to sit down."
"Gentlemen, gentlemen! I'm sure Mr. Walters will see you both if you'll just be patient."
"This is the brother I told you guys about."
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"She didn't know what she was saying, Mr Kalish. Please believe me."
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"I turned my ankle and this gentleman was kind enough..."
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"Have they decided not to have M-day."
"It's about the possibility of a raise, Mr. Oliphant."
"Thank you, but I think I can manage."
"Can they really make a Yale man a private?"
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"Can you type?"
Three tailors block the street, forcing a passerby into their shop.
"Curtain going up. Third act – and the bitter disappointment it is."
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"How do you expect to get anywhere – always going to bed early!"