"I think we should give day camp a chance, Adrian. Let's not become prisoners of our own dogma."
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"And remember, kid, you've got Blue Cross."
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"I believe in eggs, and I think that you all believe in eggs, too!"
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"C'mon guys—birds gotta ﬂy."
"I'll run through it again. Hit those keys."
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"You should do something brilliant, before it's too late."
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"For God's sake, shape up! Is that the face of a power broker?"
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"You'll be flying away soon, but wherever you go, we want you to always remember you're the Connecticut state bird."
"The fact that you've rolled up your sleeves since our last talk has been noted, Parminger. However, there's still something I'd like to discuss with you."
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"Hang in there. If you win this bout, you get to fight his mother."
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"Looking good! Feeling great! And soon to be famous!"
"Bad weather, bugs, snakes, hostile Indians, rustlers, … these are some of the things you may encounter on your outward bound experience."
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"When you put on the uniform, you surrender a part of yourself."
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"If you've got it, you've got it."
"Settle down and try to remember why we call you Lefty."
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"And if you forget who you're covering I'll be on the sidelines, in Hugo Boss, ready to remind you."
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"Be the ball. Be the pins. Be the lane. Be the shoes."
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"You don't have a weak chin, dear. You have a confident overbite."
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"Go soft or go home!!!"
"I know it's just a game, sweetie, but our entire gender's political survival hinges on the outcome."
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