"Of course I love you-I'm programmed to love you. I'm a goddam lovebird."
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"Don't repeat this."
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"Yes, he does speak, but only on condition of anonymity."
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"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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"I've never written anything, but I think I have a good ear for dialogue."
"Garbage in, garbage out!"
Reading Over your Shoulder
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"Polly wants a flu shot."
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"I put the bird to bed - let's party."
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"You came up in therapy today."
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"Roger, I think it's time we had a little talk about the birds and the bees."
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"That's not my political opinion. That's just stuff I hear on the radio."
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"I was unreliable in a previous lifetime."
"Seven, eight, nine, ten..."
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". . . yes, sir, folks . . . and furthermore, folks . . . for real quality, folks . . . yes, sir, folks . . ."
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"Who here likes impressions?"
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"For God's sake! Let the man have his simple pleasures."
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"But I want a career, a family, and a cracker"
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"Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock."
"I really don't think we need any more pets."
"I think what Polly really want is approval."
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"You can have this on cheap. He's a little stir-crazy."
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At Bubbe's Condo
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