"Take a look - that's us in ninety years."
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"Yes, it's nice, but it's lost twenty per-cent of its value in the past year."
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"To be fair, Martha, you started it."
"It's pronounced 'hee-la' monster. The 'g' sounds like an 'h.' "
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"Are we cold blooded enough to run an H.M.O?"
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"Tell us again about Bogie and Hepburn coming up the river."
"It wasn't so much losing the race, it was losing the shoe contract."
"Like so many New Yorkers, I've lived here all my life and never been to the top of the Empire State Building."
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"Please! I am neither teen-age, mutant, nor Ninja."
"It's different when they're yours."
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"How appropriate is that—she's a hundred and twenty years his junior."
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"You can hide, but you can't run."
"OK, he's hooked–now reel him in."
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"This is getting us nowhere!"
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"God, you're hot-blooded!"
"I thought I saw you by the lake this morning, but it was a stick."
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"No, No, No! Serpentine, Serpentine!!"
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"The scales say 'alien overlord,' but the rolled-up sleeves say 'man of the people.'"
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"You're right. We really don't know what the skin looked like."
"I'll be damned if I'll let society tell me who's fluffy and who's not."
"Darling, I've come crawling back to you, just the way you always said I would."
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"Eddie has made a wonderful husband and father for someone people thought was just a lounge lizard."
A snake charmer using a piano to tame a snake.