"Please stay on the line. All of our customer-service representatives are kidding around and throwing paper airplanes at each other."
"We've decided to build a little cubicle around you and your desk, Harris."
Too many coxes.
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"We're encouraging people to become involved in their own rescue."
"So how's everything going?"
"Want to know what I think?"
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"Where is Madison Avenue? You might well ask."
Information: You are a tourist.
"If the plunger doesn't clear up the condition, bring in your drains and we'll have a look at them."
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"It's pronounced 'hee-la' monster. The 'g' sounds like an 'h.' "
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"You people are crazy about Batman—ask him."
"With your idea and my nothing, we could be rich."
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"Well, I'm sorry, Wendell, I just assumed you knew you were a frill."
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"It takes a while to kick in, but it should do nothing."
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"Maybe the unseen hand of the market will change the diaper."
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"Well, don't just stand there looking precancerous."
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"Well, now that you have it, you can stop worrying about getting it."
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"I'll throw in a few extra pinstripes."
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Tipping the I.R.S.
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"I know we're married, but I'd still like to work out a shared-custody arrangement."
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"I'm afraid I can't help you. I'm from New Zealand, and all I know is sheep."
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"By the way, hon, great food, great wine, great you."
"Visualize yourself not dying and then be that reality."
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"We've enjoyed our little visit, son, but we'd better leave—I think they're getting ready to fire."
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George Gershwin, Psychiatrist
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