"Hi, Dad. Investment banking wasn't that great after all."
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"I design retinal-controlled destination-mapping interfaces for self-driving transportation, but not in the traditional sense."
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"I'm sorry, sir, but I don't believe you know us well enough to call us the Fed."
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"I've told you why I need a dog. Now suppose you tell me what makes you think you might be that dog."
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"Please, honey, I'm with a patient, and I've asked you not to call me on this line."
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"So, for Ralph, Betsy, and the rest of us here at Action News, good night!"
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"No, not there, please. That's where I'm going to put my head."
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"You've been warned, Hoskins."
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"She's not all over you, but she gets the job done."
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"I'm afraid your M.B.A. loses some of its lustre in light of the fact that you were home-schooled."
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"I had a productive week."
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"I need it yesterday."
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"Sometimes it's important to stop whatever break you're taking and just do the work."
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"Pawn to King Four."
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"Yeah, I was into the pet thing for a while, but that scene wasn't for me."
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"I know you're a working dog, Angus. I just don't have anything for you right now."
"We were hoping that you could work from work today."
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"Sorry, kiddo. Your old man has to work so you can go to the best drug trials in the country."
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"Look, if you must go down to the seas again, to the lonely seas and sky, then go!But take your BlackBerry."
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"Don't you have another retirement plan?"
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"If nothing else needs welding, Paula, I'm going to lunch."
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"This requires both ears."
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"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
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"This is Daddy, honey. That was Daddy's office voice."
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"Oh, can't complain, but I do."
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