"No, Thursday's out. How about never - is never good for you?"
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"A billion is a thousand million? Why wasn't I informed of this?"
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"I'm looking for a hedge against my hedge funds."
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"I'm sorry, dear. I wasn't listening. Could you repeat what you've said since we've been married?"
"This is your wake-up call - change or die."
"Right now I think the wisest strategy is to diversify among your mattresses."
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"Uh-oh, your coverage doesn't seem to include illness."
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"Well, Bob, it looks like a paper cut, but just to be sure let's do lots of tests."
"And, while there's no reason yet to panic, I think it only prudent that we make preparations to panic."
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"I can't sleep. I just got this incredible craving for capital."
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"Sir, the following paradigm shifts occurred while you were out."
"Look, I can't promise I'll change, but I can promise I'll pretend to change."
"Say what's on your mind, Harris - the language of dance has always eluded me."
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"There is no justice in the world."
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"Well, yes, it's a routine procedure - if you routinely have someone slice open your body with sharp instruments and then fiddle with your insides."
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"A banker, eh? Can you make a living at that?"
"Look, call it denial if you like, but I think what goes on in my personal life is none of my own damn business."
"Some guys from the state board of medicine are here to see you."
"It's the S.E.C. How do you plead?"
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"But how do you know for sure you've got power unless you abuse it?"
"Let's never forget that the public's desire for transparency has to be balanced by our need for concealment."
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"We think it has something to do with your genome."
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"Of course, you could try another bank, if there were any other banks."
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"I gotta tell ya, these embezzlement convictions raise a red flag."
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