"I used to call people, then I got into e-mailing, then texting, and now I just ignore everyone."
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"And you thought it was so easy just to ignore me on the subway."
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Woman in prison's visitation room, screaming at prisoner who is reading a newspaper
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"My position is very simple. I prefer not knowing whether a person is gay or Irish."
Men Working Things Out
"This one's for not asking, and this one's for not telling."
". . . and I haven't met anyone interesting in years." "What am I-chopped liver?"
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"I feel an intense pride, Robert, that I live in a country rich enough to have war and peace at the same time."
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"Spare a little eye contact?"
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"I've learned not to listen to critics who are right about me."
"Half Empty. Half Empty. Half Empty-"
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"Look. They say sit, you sit. They say roll over, you roll over. Where's the prob?"
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"Just ignore them. They're summer people."
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"I begged him to learn how to swim—but did he listen?"
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ONE MORNING WHILE GETTING DRESSED,
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"The resolution has been made and seconded that we stick our heads in the sand."
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"I'm sorry—did you say something? I was off creating my own reality."
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"We'd like to do a song that will barely penetrate your consciousness as you continue to enjoy those faddish cigars and single-malt scotches."
"What does your mother have to do to get a drink around here?"
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"To be frozen solid for a while on the north slope of Mt. Everest would, I occasionally feel, be a welcome change."
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"Don't walk away from me while I'm not paying any attention to you."
"Your faucet is running."
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"For one million dollars, what have I been talking about for the past ten minutes: the upcoming election, my mother, my job, or an article in the Home section about kitchen makeovers?"
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From "The Letters Of Jeffrey Flanders and Tip-Top Utility"
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