"Og discovered fire, and Thorak invented the wheel. There's nothing left for us."
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"Mommy can be tough like Janet Reno. But she can also be vulnerable like Al Gore."
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"What rhymes with 'failed marriage'?"
"Well, I have to tell your publisher something."
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A sensitive, well-balanced thought attempts to enter the daydreaming room, but is rebuffed by emotionless thermal windows.
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"Any intellectual property yet, honey?"
"I can't help thinking there's a book in this."
"Get dressed and sculpt something already."
"You see, darling, he plays a Steinway, just like you."
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The Meeting of the Mothers of Toulouse-Lautrec and Whistler
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"Young people today need heroes - that's why I hired a P.R. firm."
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"I get my best ideas in airports, peeking at other people's laptops."
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"Sue the bastards."
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"Preparing to Cross the Alps: Hannibal's Address to his Elephants
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"Winter must be coming. The people in my novel are starting to wear mittens."
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"Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks for the happy childhood. You've destroyed any chance I had of becoming a writer."
"The face of the pear-shaped man reminded me of the mashed turnips that Aunt Mildred used to serve alongside the Thanksgiving turkey. As he got out of the strawberry-hued car, his immense fists looked like two slabs of slightly gnawed ham. He waddled over
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"It's like 'Family Circus' meets 'The Wire,' but on a cruise ship."
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"M. Duchamp, 1912"
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"Very few new ideas come into Arthur's head anymore. He's living on his fat."
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"You know what I wish? I wish there was a foundation that gave grants just to lie fallow for a year or so."
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"Start with a Spanish doubloon. Those are always good."
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"Here's another one about Teddy bears."
"Go do something, honey. Then you can write in your journal."