"But I see you're having difficulty following my argument."
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"I think, Your Majesty, that you are perceived as an élitist."
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"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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"What would you recommend for someone who's wealthy?"
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"I am, of course, quite fit, or, if you prefer, quite extraordinarily fit, but I wouldn't say I was 'perfectly fit.'"
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"The receptionist will see you now."
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"I've always found enough to keep me busy right here on the Atlantic RIm."
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"Since, as you say, Geoffrey, you're only passing this way once, it seems a shame to be such a pompous ass."
"California has always been too big for its britches."
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"And, finally, I can put this charming toy plane on the dress because I am Ungaro."
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"Hey, Johnny—am I nuts, or does this have a hint of oak?"
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"I'll grant you his work has a certain naïve immediacy."
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"I've found my voice, Penny. It's deep, wise, and compassionate."
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"And do you take your organic green tea with sugar, lemon, honey, or just the usual dollop of smug self-righteousness?"
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"There are no words for the Olympian heights of my dizzying indifference to you."
"One of our greatest minds in restaurant criticism."
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"Thanks, baby. Ciao."
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"That's Doctor Tambourine Man."
"I think it's unquestionably the finest letter you've ever written to the 'Yale Alumni Magazine.'"
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"I guess you could say I play R+B in a Jazz mode bordering on Modern Rock from a World Music perspective but with Heavy Metal overtones deeply rooted in Mississippi Delta Blues..."
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"I insisted on the quotation marks."
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"This is my husband—Horace
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"I get no kick from champagne."
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"Many things which are blamed on mismanagement are actually mis-labor."
"I've never taken anything I didn't feel a tremendous sense of entitlement to."