"Half Empty. Half Empty. Half Empty-"
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"I'm looking for something slightly more perfect."
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"They're not dingy, Mother, they're unbleached."
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"You'll see it when it's done."
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"If he can't get Yard of the Month, he'd rather just burn it."
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"We tried six speakers, then twelve, and finally we put in the Pittsburgh Symphony, yet we still feel something is lacking."
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"'Good' is not enough."
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"It's incredible!""Then why do I feel like such a hack?"
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"This is definitely the last time for Chapter Seventeen!"
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"You know, you misspelled 'perfectionist.'"
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"I've finished shovelling and am for the most part satisfied with the results, but I'll rest now and look at it again in the morning."
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Servant Painting Targets Around Arrows Shot by a King
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"I told him to come back when he's truly gifted."
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Caution: Perfectionists at Work Next 1/4 Mile.
"Being a retriever, donna, has nothing to do with being anal retentive."
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"This is what he would have wanted - he was a total neat freak."
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"Just one last touch!"
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"Being happy with one's work is the kiss of death."
"Damn it, I still haven't got you right! Let's try again."
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"Now you can send it."
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"I have a recurring nightmare that I've taken a test, and the professor won't give me an 'A'."
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