America's Most Down-to-Earth Superhero: Self-Effacing Man
"I was just going to say, 'Well, I don't make the rules.' But, of course, I do make the rules."
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"Nice little touch of humility!"
"Are you decent?"
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"As a way of expressing our thanks, we offer this modest honorarium."
"I'm used to having a pussycat doctor."
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"You just self-deprecated yourself right out of a job."
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"Oh, this old thing?"
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"Shucks, ma'am, that's what neighbors are for!"
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"In a way, I AM kind of famous. But you've probably never heard of me unless you happen to travel in actuarial circles."
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"You might say I'm middle-of-the-road. I'd buy a fur coat but I wouldn't buy a Japanese fur coat."
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"Ready now, Miss Henderson."
"Harlan, don't you ever get tired of being quiet money."
"Not to blow my own horn, but the ad for my book in the 'Times' called it 'extraordinary'."
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"I went to a school is Boston."
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"It's not that important, Mamma. It's more like I got promoted to be Mr. Feinschreiber's assistant in the shipping department."
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"Either you need a larger fig leaf, or you forgot to remove the figs."