"Og discovered fire, and Thorak invented the wheel. There's nothing left for us."
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"What rhymes with 'failed marriage'?"
A sensitive, well-balanced thought attempts to enter the daydreaming room, but is rebuffed by emotionless thermal windows.
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"I can't help thinking there's a book in this."
"You see, darling, he plays a Steinway, just like you."
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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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"Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks for the happy childhood. You've destroyed any chance I had of becoming a writer."
"It's like 'Family Circus' meets 'The Wire,' but on a cruise ship."
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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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"Here's another one about Teddy bears."
"Go do something, honey. Then you can write in your journal."
Dickens' First Encounter with a Martini
"No, I don't think I have a book in me. I think I have a chicken in me."
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"The inspiring story of one family's incredible journey from a two-bedroom condo on West Sixty-sixth Street to a three-bedroom co-op on East Eighty-third."
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"So much for listening to one's muse."
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The artist wakes refreshed, creative juices flowing.
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A Martha Stewart Moment in Apartment 8-J
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"If you kids want to grow up to be writers, it's time we give you something to write about."
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"Do you have any advice for me? I'm writing a children's book."
"This is a selection from my novel about a writers' group that has one real writer and five wanna-be b*****s."
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"I make sure I spend six hours a day in front of my typewriter whether I have any ideas or not."
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