"That's an excellent prescreened question, but before I give you my stock answer I'd like to try to disarm everyone with a carefully rehearsed joke."
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"But, hey, what is 'recession' but a word? And the same goes for 'money,' right? And how about 'human beings'?"
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"My fellow victims. . . "
"In case of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down in front of you for two dollars."
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"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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"Midnight already? Zounds! My wife will heap contumely upon my head!"
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"My platform is very simple--less talk and more music."
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"My platform can be summarized in a single word: Leadership!"
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"He's, like, 'To be or not to be,' and I'm, like, 'Get a life.' "
"Senator, the American people, whom you often mention in your speeches, would like a word with you."
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"He has some ﬁnal words he wants to say, Nurse. Send in his speechwriters."
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"Catherine would like to share some holiday thoughts with us on the subject of gender-neutral toys."
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"I have a brief statement, a clarification, and two denials."
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"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your money."
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"To my wife of fifteen years —arguably the best of my many perks."
"Let me tell you, folks—I've been around long enough to develop an instinct for these things, and my client is innocent or I'm very much mistaken."
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"Look, I'm no scientist, and I may not know what 'consensus' means, but I think we should all start eating coal."
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"Must you use those three-by-five cards every time we have a discussion?"
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"Preparing to Cross the Alps: Hannibal's Address to his Elephants
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"This happy breed of men, this little world, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this east end of Long Island!"
"And, finally, to my wife, my love and appreciation for her understanding and critical insights, without whom this project would never have been accomplished."
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"Foursquare and several beers ago..."
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"Could my client be innocent? Probably not. My point is it's interesting to think about."
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"But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. Only Disney can do that."
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