"We're encouraging people to become involved in their own rescue."
"No, thanks - I'm a libertarian."
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"All I ask is a chance to ruin my life in my own way."
"Hockersmith & Associates. May we help you?"
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"I'm all for pushing them out of the nest, but maybe next time we could wait till they hatch."
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"I said I'm thinking about getting my own place."
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"Listen, Mom, I'm not your little girl anymore."
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"But, remember, you're responsible for your own happiness."
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"When I was your age, I was an adult."
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"Could our co-op secede from the United States and govern itself?"
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"Hey, I love liberty as much as the next guy, but I'm still going to be out of town of the Fourth."
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"I thought I was going to be much more blown away by the Liberty Bell."
"I'm at that point in my life when I don't want my parents to tell me what to do but I still want to blame them for it."
Heart of America or Bypass
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"My parents are at the age where they're very involved with their own activities."
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"I have to take him to his class for things kids used to learn on their own."
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Goldilocks at Sundance.
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"I have my own door."
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"If the I.P.O. foes well, I'll be able to move out of my parents' basement."
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"I'm upstairs right now. On weekends and holidays, I go downstairs."
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"You don't need me. You don't need anyone. You are Americans."
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