"I'm sorry, I didn't hear what you said. I was listening to my body."
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"Smaller, more powerful chips allow me to have a smaller head."
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"I always forget - is it Kirsten or Kristin?"
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"Funny. I never thought of you as having legs."
"Take your pick—those people are talking schools. Next to them is real estate, and over by the stairs is money."
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"With your permission, gentlemen, I'd like to offer a kind word on behalf of John Maynard Keynes."
"Dinner was absolutely delicious, and thanks again for the bombers."
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"Do you think of yourself as a spiritual person?"
"We're still getting used to feeling patriotic."
"I have no particular objection to the earth, but I wouldn't go so far as to call myself its friend."
"I've learned not to listen to critics who are right about me."
"The editor who turned down the first Harry Potter book, say hello to the publisher who took a pass on Stephen King."
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"Tell them that hilarious story about your colonoscopy."
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"Whatever you do, please don't edit yourself."
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"I've bought home some work, which I'll be doing in my study. See you in the morning. Good night."
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"We slipped in the tub."
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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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"I've spent the summer speaking out against violence."
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"He's either Upstairs at the Downstairs or Downstairs at the Upstairs, but anyway he's a scream."
"Lionel will be watching the new Administration very closely."
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"Quit asking if I'm O.K. If I'm ever O.K., I'll let you know."
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"What might you have written that I might say I've read?"
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"So, Carol tells me you're a baby."