An Honest Graduation Photograph
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"When I think of the as yet undreamed of loopholes that are going to be available to you guys!"
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"I just can't shake the alumni newsletter."
"Oh, it's a grand day for Harvard!"
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"My first choice college should have lots of closet space."
"I think we should all be thankful that Bill Clinton never had an inappropriate relationship with Joyce Maynard."
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"Dad, the dean has gone over your financial statement, and he doesn't think you're working up to your full potential."
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"Is this the story you want to tell on your college application?"
"Thank you, but I've already provided for my children's college education."
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"Six months from now, some Harvard guy will be standing here looking out this window."
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"It's a great school, but it wasn't my first choice."
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"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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"I miss my mom's home-cooked methamphetamine."
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"I've been reading the trashiest scientific abstract."
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"Well, no, but I always rooted for them."
"Daddy works in a magical, faraway land called Academia."
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"It's not personal. The boss just doesn't like seeing people in so much debt for such a useless degree."
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"Yeah, but good luck getting it peer-reviewed."
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"Remember, education pays, unless you end up an adjunct - like me."
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Harvard Business and Pleasure School
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"But enough about this for a while, gentlemen. Let's talk about real estate."
"With the caveat that the only certainty in this life is uncertainty, I still want to entertain the possibility of being a pundit when I grow up."
"English lit-how about you?"
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"Gabe's in the Guitar Hero program at Juilliard."
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