"Relax. Even in a recession, people need rare tropical fighting fish."
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The Return of Guarded Optimism
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"Most of all, he'll be remembered for his irrepressible spirit."
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"I feel that if I wait here long enough Oprah will give me something."
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"My leaving Wilkins & Jennings was perfectly amicable. They felt that I should be fired, and I agreed."
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"Remember how I said I was happiest when we had nothing?"
"This is a minor setback. The hunter-gatherer economy is still good."
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"Hey, you guys, don't you remember? The big word here is 'compromise.' "
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"On the other hand, it's great to be out of Washington!"
"Enough medical mumbo jumbo, just give it to me straight, Doc-will I ever be able to play piano again?"
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"Watch out for his being better at boxing than you."
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"I'd like to announce my candidacy for President of the United States."
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In Deep Denial
Floor Plan of Studio Apartment 8-B.
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"Look on the dark side."
"Couldn't I do a couple of hundred hours of community service instead?"
Lifetime Achievement Awards
"Cursed To Live In HowdyTown."
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"I fully expect the third grade to hold plenty of difficulties, but I've had a restful summer and think I'm up to whatever challenges I encounter."
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"Your sunny disposition may have been an asset when you were in sales, Nyman, but in the production department it gives everyone the pip."
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"There are worse places to get shipwrecked."
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"Wernock, here, sees your suit as half empty, but I see it as half full."
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"It could have been worse."
"Nothing is funny. We're just having a good laugh."
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