"Remember when I said I was going to be honest with you, Jeff? That was a big, fat lie."
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By Strategic Use of Postcards, Thoreau Manages to Keep Walden Pond Unspoiled
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"I lied in my ad. I hate Wallace Stevens."
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Sometimes a Good Excuse to Get off the Telephone is Hard to Find
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"I'm not going to lie to you. That's what Hendricks is here for."
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"Well, if it isn't Douglas Whitson of 'I promise I'll get right back to you' fame."
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"Of course you don't look anything like your reflection in the mirror."
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"Of course you don't look fat."
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A gravestone with an epitaph that reads "Here lies Helayne Spinak - 103 pounds, go prove it."
"We're letting him think there's a big media deathwatch."
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Jack and Jennifer
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"If I could take back ninety per cent of the things I say, then I think people would know the real me."
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Scenes from a successful marriage.
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"Never lie to your attorney, Brad. If any lies need to be told I'll tell them."
"And another thing. When they start telling you 'You've still got it,' you don't."
"If the truth hurts, the hell with it."
"Absolutely, up to a point you were a great mentor."
"I'm proud of that resumé but I'm sensing 'stickler for the truth'."
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"Was it 'meh' for you, too?"
"I'd invite you to come up but I don't live here."
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"Well, I had a lovely evening, but now I've got to hurry up ahead and try to lose you on a side street."
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