Heaven- A Gated Community
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"I'd love to invite you in, but I need some time to digest everything you told me about the Ottoman Empire."
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"I was sent down to the minors and from there to Europe, and one thing just led to another."
"See that? He's the kind of peasant I detest."
"I'm sorry, but Mr. Barclay is not putting up with people like you anymore."
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"You know very well what subscription forms."
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"You've made me very happy, but now I want to be miserable again."
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"I think what it finally comes down to is that I can not do business with skinny leather ties!"
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Gentlemen Without Caps Will Not be Served
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Rejected Spice Girls.
"'Bad dog, bad dog,' she said. 'We should have gotten a cat."
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"I don't need good beach reading, Ma. I need good prison reading."
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"It's a remarkable write, but not an irresistible read."
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"I fear there are only so many bamboo metaphors the average reader can tolerate."
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"Oh, I'll give you that- we had a few laughs."
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"By the way, HarperCollins decided your book did not warrant publication."
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"We can't imagine what a spider thinks, Louisa, because it's a whole different life style."
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"We'll always have the food court."
"'Thank you for sending us your manuscript,' she exclaimed. 'You're welcome,' I retorted. 'Unfortunately, it's not what we are looking for,' she opined. 'How disappointing,' I remarked."
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The Last Smoker
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"Well, who's it from? I don't take blind submissions."
"But you promised to read at least fifty pages."