"I aspired to authenticity, but I never got beyond verisimilitude."
My Goal: The Hamptons
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"Someday, son, all this will be mine."
"Class of 2008, never let the excuse 'I can't find my pants' stand in the way of your dreams."
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"So long, boys. I'm off to the big city to try my hand at chainsaw sculpture."
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"The whole time I served in the US congress, I dreamed of exactly this: being a wealthy lobbyist sitting here with you."
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"What are you going to do when you become enormous?"
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"Basically, I seem myself coming aboard this team as a kind of Lloyd Bentsen figure."
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"O.K., here I am in the fourth grade, but is that really what I want to be doing with my life?"
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"But I want a career, a family, and a cracker"
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"Harry wasn't born great and he hasn't achieved greatness, but he figures there is always the chance that greatness may be thrust upon him?"
"Let's face it, kid. You're never gonna be a real boy, and I'm never gonna be a made guy."
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"You should do something brilliant, before it's too late."
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"He's lying! Just like all men! Oh God, mother was right, I'm never getting married, am I?"
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Tags:bagel, bagels, street food, food cart, food carts, food trucks, food truck, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, market, marketing, marketing tactic, marketing tactics, healthy eating, multigrain, multigrain bagel, life choices, life choice, unhappy, unhappiness, depressed, depression, depressive, depressives, mental health, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems, mental health issue, mental health issues, reassess, reassessing, life goal, life goals, first world problems, misery, miserable, life cycle, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
At the Corner of Irate and Insane
"Remain calm and list your goals in order of priority."
"You want only happiness, Douglas. I want wealth, power, fame, and happiness."
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"I could be a saint if I really wanted to."
Meet the Author's Advance
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"What do you want to be when you give up?"
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Dream of Prosperity #63398: A lap pool in every living room.
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Carrots on sticks.
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"Someday I hope to encounter a defective product that might entitle me to compensation."
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