"I'm you from the future. I came back to warn you not to order the scallops-the sauce is a little too creamy."
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"Of course, that was long ago, but at the time it seemed like the present."
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"George Stoner is here from Terre Haute. He and Henry are talking over old times."
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"But let's not dwell on the past."
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"I know there's nothing wrong with the carburetor. I'm just interested in the stories it has to tell."
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"We'll be performing the operation using original instruments."
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"Hey, Frankie, remember me? Summer of '88—we were twelve and you buried me up to my neck and left me to die."
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"The only ghosts you need fear are the ghosts of your past—which will gnaw away at your soul, riddle you with self-doubt, and ultimately sap you of your will to live."
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"Ebenezer! I am the Ghost of Christmas Past, made possible by a grant from Exxon."
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"Give me liberty, or give me just one sec."
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"We've both made mistakes, Doug, but I consider the appetizers to be a thing of the past."
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"Back when we were in college, and occasionally sleeping together, I never thought I'd be here, toasting you at your wedding to a woman."
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"Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end."
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"Actually, I find his murky past rather attractive."
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"Woman with a past meets a Man with no future."
"In my previous life I was arugula."
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"Wasn't this blue back in 1947?"
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Man in the Autumn of Life Recalling Old Love Affairs
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"Oh I don't think it's as bad as all that. In fact, I think we're in the golden age of something which we won't even realize it's the golden age of until many years from now."
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"Oh, stop bitching about it, will you? It's all been over and done with for years!"
"I'm from the future. You left the toaster on."
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Map Showing Great Distance Between Man And The Zeitgeist
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The Conga Line of Past Selves.