"You can't hold yourself to those impossible standards."
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How The Elephant Lost Her Trunk
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"It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, and No.1 on the best-seller list."
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"Of course you know Congressman Beasley."
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"My boyfriend is the son my parents always wanted."
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"Excellent, but not fit for a king."
"What does it look like? I'm running a little late this morning."
"Oh, great! Here comes Valerie to raise the bar."
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"The board is going to have to talk to 5-G again."
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The Gramma Awards
"This may not be Downton Abbey, but I do prefer when you dress for dinner."
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"Let's cut to the chase, baby. Is the egg salad fresh?"
"The trailer didn't live up to the teaser."
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"I think I'll let my hair grow."
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"Big deal, an A in math. That would be a D in any other country."
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"Let's face it. The only play you've ever liked is 'Stop the World - I Want to Get Off.'"
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"Guys' heads are like rooms. They look much bigger when they're empty."
"This is bad work, Edwards! Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad!"
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"When I was seventeen..."
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"Wear a white shirt ...... It's the grand jury."
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"I was with you right up to the cumin."
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"It's for my mother. Just wrap it in an envelope with return postage."
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Children Swearing: Then vs Now
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"If you don't hurry up, you're never going to be the first openly gay anything."
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