"What's amazing to me is that this late in the game we still have to settle our differences with rocks."
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"We've decided that it will be better for his later development if we speak to him only in legalese."
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"Dad, would you please go back to doing the parenting, so that I can do some of the childing for a couple of minutes?"
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"When I was your age, I was an adult."
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"Apparently, he's not ready for stories filled with moral ambiguity."
"I had no idea his constant barking was a problem. Thanks for letting me know you're bothered by it."
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"How's your spring break going, Jerry?"
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"Your mother and I think it's time you got a place of your own. We'd like a little time alone before we die."
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"I thought I was going to be much more blown away by the Liberty Bell."
"I didn't start seriously accessorizing until my mid-thirties."
"This neighborhood sure has changed since I was a kid."
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"They never change. It's just that as we get older we develop a higher tolerance for dorks."
"I spent my thirties doing my twenties, but by the time I was in my forties I was doing my forties."
"He shouldn't have thrown that snowball before firing."
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"I like the book club. I just think it was more fun when we were a coven."
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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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"Decide who you are, Wanona, before you buy sheets."
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Introducing Peter's Cousin - Murray Pan - The Boy Who Refused To Stay A Child
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"When I was your age, I'd mastered repression."
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“I roamed the world trying to find myself, and then I came home and discovered happiness right here in my own back yard.”
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"The corn hasn't quite matured if it's still reading Ayn Rand."
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"What do kids like you know of life? Wait till you've lived four hours, like me."
"One of you will always wonder if this could have been settled differently."
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"I've grown, Carl, while you've merely mutated."
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"All right. Time to grow up."
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