"I'll be on Fifth Avenue, pressing my cold little nose wistfully against shop windows."
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"That was a fine report, Barbara. But since the sexes speak different languages, I probably didn't understand a word of it."
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Many cars pass by a group of homeless people living in boxes beside a sign that reads: "If you lived here you'd already be home now."
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First class only raft.
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"Sure, we need affordable housing - just so long as it doesn't come at the expense of unaffordable housing."
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"Sorry—I live in a parallel universe."
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"Middle class—we thought we should keep one."
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"Come on, Barker, you've shown, now tell."
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"Explain to me again why they pay him the big bucks."
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"It takes thirty seven facial muscles to frown and only one million dollars to smile."
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"Is this it? Are we going to spend the rest of our lives flailing around in the growing gap between rich and poor?"
"Keep up the good work, Bromley."
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"The gap between the rich and poor, … how can we increase it?"
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Main Street Bonuses
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"When I see these guys in their fifteen-hundred-dollar suits and four-hundred-dollar shoes, I think I'm in the wrong business."
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