"So, while extortion, racketeering, and murder may be bad acts, they don't make you a bad person."
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"I don't know anything about the bell curve, but I say heredity is everything."
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"Well, just look at you - that's why I'm king."
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"It was Socrates, wasn't it, who said, 'The unexamined life is not worth living'?"
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"With the cost of heating oil at an all-time high, perhaps you now regret exchanging those sensible Christmas sweaters for the fleeting amusement of toys."
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"I suppose one could say that stress is an inescapable part of the human condition."
"Go ahead. Don't think of it as plagiarism, think of it as an homage."
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"Well, excuse me for providing a sweatshop in a city that demands attractive—and affordable—pashminas!"
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"We're not that well organized, but we know where everybody is."
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"When a wine rates over ninety, this is not alcoholism."
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"I am not a workaholic. I just work to relax."
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"But we're not just talking about buying a car-we're talking about confronting this country's trade deficit with Japan."
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"Survival of the fittest, pal - in the end, it's best for all concerned."
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"But otherwise I'll bet they lead very dull lives."
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"This just in! The fault is not in ourselves, but in our stars."
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"All I'm saying is that if God created man in his own image he was a bit of a cloner himself."
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"This is an opportunity to simplify your life - don't blow it."
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"I don't know, Henry. After all, 'Time,''Life,''Newsweek,' and the 'Post' don't seem to think pot's bad."
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"Sorry—I live in a parallel universe."
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Caution: Wet Paint
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"There's money in there that could be used for other purposes."
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"John Stuart Mill taught that the happiness of the individual is paramount. He didn't name names, but I suspect that you and I are the sort of individual he had in mind."
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"Watching people argue about the world situation night after night makes me feel like I'm doing something about it."
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"So who's the boring old prophet of doom now?"
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"Look, you've got to accept some curtailment of your freedom in exchange for increased security."
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