King glaring at a map labelled "Mine" and "Theirs"
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"That is incredible. Do you know that I, too, want as much as I can get as fast as I can get it?"
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"My bill isn't terribly controversial. It would provide modest tax breaks for people who don't really need them."
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"Well, Bob, it looks like a paper cut, but just to be sure let's do lots of tests."
"I'm going to California for the gold. I'm not into nation-building."
"What I'd like, basically, is a temporary line of credit just to tide me over the rest of my life."
"Mr. Bush, this is Vytautas Landsbergis, in Vilnius. Guess what."
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"And may we continue to be worthy of consuming a disproportionate share of this planet's resources."
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"Right. Money isn't everything - what's the other thing again?"
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"You'll see, this is going to cause real trouble."
"When I grow up, I want to work with the affluent."
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"Some people say you can't put a price on a wife's twenty-seven years of loyalty and devotion. They're wrong."
"O.K., who can put a price on love? Jim?"
"Your money was working for you, but it suddenly quit and now it's working for me!"
"I have no objection to alternative medicine so long as traditional medical fees are scrupulously maintained."
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"Water...water...and maybe just a tiny piece of pie."
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"We can't all work for Goldman Sachs."
"Just so you know, I'm taking all this with me into the afterlife."
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"Why did we buy such huge furniture?"
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"The figures for the last quarter are in. We made significant gains in the fifteen-to-twenty-six-year-old age group, but we lost our immortal souls."
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"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your money."
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Alternative Dickens: Scrooge Is Audited.
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"The dreams of avarice are coming back."
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"Could you stop referring to the interest rate as 'the vig'?"
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