"I won't attend a benefit unless I know it's for a worthwhile photo spread."
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"There is no justice in the world."
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"We would like to be genetically modified to taste like Brussels sprouts."
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"Isn't it true that you did not love the victim, as you claim, but, in point of fact, feigned affection for the sole purpose of obtaining tuna fish?"
"My child's school is having an auction, so can your entire life come to a halt?"
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"Damn it, man, do I look like I have any yellow ochre?"
"Here I was, all this time, worrying that maybe I'm a selfish person, and now it turns out I've been suffering from compassion fatigue."
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"Part of me wants to help you with your crisis, Hargraves, but part of me wants to go to lunch."
"I can only discuss salary and benefits. You'll have to analyze the babe situation yourself."
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Time in the airport is all measured against the time in New York City.
"No, you're not too late. Cathy's just beginning to put calcium into perspective."
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"I'm doing a think piece on me."
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"I'm starting my own movement—Occupy Fifty-Seventh Street."
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"I have this fantasy of everyone else in my life reinventing themselves."
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Tags:your majesty, king, kings, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, monarchies, throne, thrones, throne room, throne rooms, fealty, swear fealty, swearing fealty, courtier, courtiers, ego, egos, egotist, egotists, egotistical, narcissist, narcissists, narcissism, self-worship, selfish, selfishness, status, high status, royal, royals, royalty, self-interest, self-interested, high society, divine right, divine rights
"Congratulations, sire - your financial reforms have been successful!"
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"I don't like six per-cent unemployment, either. But I can live with it."
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"Tell your grandfather how much you like his present and ask him if he still has the receipt."
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"I've always had this vague curiosity about me."
Rashomon of West 84th Street
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Government cheese and crackers.
"Afterward, there will be a short Q. and A. that will be just long enough for one person to take up too much of it."
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"I'm even better off than I was four years ago."
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"Peace on Earth, good will toward crows."
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