"Yes, I'm sure it looked cute and clean, but I would sooner starve to death than eat lunch in a place called Jennifer's Biscuit."
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"Of course they're clever. They have to be clever. They haven't got any money."
"Once, years ago, I gave a sucker an even break, but it didn't work out."
"What riles me is that he got a genius grant and I didn't."
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"That's the couple rushing in to fill the void left by the Renfrew's divorce."
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"I think, Your Majesty, that you are perceived as an élitist."
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Orpheus And Eurydice In Connecticut
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"It really wasn't my fault, Your Honor. I was led to believe I was above the law."
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"Brooklyn is the Manhattan of the other boroughs."
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"Country Club Dungeon"
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Making it, but not quite fast enough
"If I won the lottery, I would go on living as I always did."
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"Look, fella—can't you see this is an executive smokers' group?"
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"Talk about old New York families—they bought their Warhols new!"
If you give a mouse a fancy pillow.
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"See? This is why I get the big bucks."
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"Of course, we're happy for you and Klaza, Beega. But tell me, what do his people do?"
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"You should know - I don't feel rich."
"This is my last day. My parents found a more expensive school on the East Side."
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"The Crandalls wish us a Merry Christmas, and add that they're now worth over two million."
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"Don't waste time on Daddy. Mummy's the money."
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"I'm looking for ruling-class lite."
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"What brand is your family?"
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"And, if by any chance we lose your case, we specialize in sentence reduction, parole eligibility, and locating community service that isn't too onerous."
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"In my country I was a taxi dispatcher."
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