"My friend with the long-haired dachshunds is Noreen."
The Tragedy of Prosperity
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"I'm sorry, but there is no more fast lane. We all live on the median now."
"I've found that there are times in a person's spiritual journey when prescription drugs are entirely appropriate."
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"O.K., so the meek shall inherit the earth, and the rich will have a hard time getting into Heaven. But what about the middle class?"
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"This happy breed of men, this little world, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this east end of Long Island!"
"Well, excuse me for providing a sweatshop in a city that demands attractive—and affordable—pashminas!"
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"This whole forest is getting unbearably gentrified."
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"When a wine rates over ninety, this is not alcoholism."
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"I think we should give day camp a chance, Adrian. Let's not become prisoners of our own dogma."
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"Gladys was disappointed that she couldn't make it tonight. This is what she would have worn."
Our Yuppie Dad
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"I hear the middle class is really getting it in the neck."
"This is not the sort of America I envisioned, Tom-an America in which the middle class has to use public transportation."
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The Muttering Classes.
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"Look! It's the Montgomerys from the breast-cancer walk."
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"I'm sure you two will discover that you're both plagued by the same nonexistent problems."
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"I just found an Eastern philosophy that's very accepting of S.U.Vs."
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The prophet who changed water into diet grapefruit soda.
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"I, for one, don't see how Herman Melville relates to our life style."
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"A penthouse on Central Park West . . . not bad for a second-tier private-school kid from a postwar co-op on Riverside Drive, eh?"
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"You have to be sensitive to the fact that other children are inferior to you."
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"Can you recommend any wines for the middle class?"
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Signs of the Times