"It's not enough that we succeed. Cats must also fail."
"Actually, Lou, I think it was more than just my being in the right place at the right time. I think it was my being the right race, the right religion, the right sex, the right socioeconomic group, having the right accent, the right clothes, going to the right schools..."
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"Speaking personally, I haven't had my day, and I've never met any dog who has."
Proud parent of a partner at Barnow, Littman, McKenna & Huyck.
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"Iron Man—why didn't I think of that?"
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"Everything I have, son, I have because your grandfather left it to me. I see now that that was a bad thing."
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"Really, only you can tell yourself to giddyup."
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"Timothy, success is nothing to fear."
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Reaching the Summit
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"You realize, of course, it's not what you are that counts. It's who you know. Who do you know?
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"So why am I still so unhappy?"
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"I know by outward standard I'm successful, but a voice inside my head keeps saying, 'Where's your private plane?"
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"I just hope I can do half as well with my future as you did with yours."
"I'm highly respected in my field, should I choose to pursue it."
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"I think this one's in the bag."
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"I've lost two whole millimetres since Tuesday."
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"If you didn't want to feel inferior to your classmates, you shouldn't have gone to such a good school."
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"Oh, just great, Dick. How are things going with you?"
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"Me, too—but it's a good tired."
"Showing up is half the losing battle."
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"Springtime in New York. Ah, to be young, in love, and probably making two hundred and seventy-five thousand a year."
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"Did you think the ladder of success would be straight up?"
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"A lacklustre style got me where I am, and a lacklustre style is going to keep me here."
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A car drives past a sign that reads "Style 4 1/2 miles" and "Substance 385 miles".
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