"What riles me is that he got a genius grant and I didn't."
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Orpheus And Eurydice In Connecticut
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"I'm looking for ruling-class lite."
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"What brand is your family?"
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"In my country I was a taxi dispatcher."
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Goldilocks at Sundance.
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"Everybody comfortable? Got what they want? Know their place?"
"It's from Neiman-Marcus. We've been pre-approved to receive their catalog."
"I started out carrying his newspaper and fetching his slippers. Then, gradually, I began assuming more and more responsibilities."
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"How long has your dad been out of work?"
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"Yes, Justin is a college dropout, but he's a dropout from a very prestigious university."
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"I've always been an outsider, but I never achieved the status of a pariah."
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A fish jumping from a tank that reads "Tropical fish $5.00" into a tank that reads "Tropical fish $20.00"
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"He's moved beyond iconic to totemic."
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