"Use diplomacy. If that fails, you could try force."
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"It's nice, but I never smile like that. I smile like this."
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"Howard, I think the dog wants to go out."
"My child's school is having an auction, so can your entire life come to a halt?"
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"I've been a cow all my life, honey. Don't ask me to change now."
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"That is the correct answer, Billy, but I'm afraid you don't win anything for it."
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"It's all marketing - no one actually wears that stuff."
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Family applauding father
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The Brief collaboration Alfred Nobel And Thomas Edison
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"The dog ate my magnetic insoles."
"Fetch and roll over weren't enough-then they sent me to philosophy classes."
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"'A writer?' she gasped, her perky breasts heaving. 'God I love writers!'"
"I'm about to experience the totality of who I am!"
"Since Frank retired two years ago, he's been on the alert for some long-dormant artistic talent to develop."
"Elsie is still waiting for postmenopausal zest to kick in."
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"If I won forty-seven million dollars in the lottery, I wouldn't change a thing. Not at first."
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"The women on these dating sites don't seem to believe I'm a prince."
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"He's been trained in guard duty, attack, and litigation."
"Why do I have to be talented at something? Why can't I just be talented?"
The 60 Hour Gourmet Recipe For People Who Have Time To Spare And Then Some.
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"Whoa there, I'm not much for fancy book readin'."
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"Couldn't I do a couple of hundred hours of community service instead?"
"The suspect was described as wearing totally pedestrian bluejeans, an indifferent gray sweatshirt, and a trucker's cap, without the slightest sense of irony."
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Just in from St. Paul.
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"I envy you—laughing all day long, and being paid for it, too!"
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