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'In five year's time?... I see myself on that side of the desk telling you it's a great shame, thanks for all your hard work, but I'm going to have to let you go!'
"Would you explain to your son that there's no free agency in T-ball?"
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"Oh, for pity's sake, wouldn't he be better off learning to walk first?"
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The Boulevard of Unbroken Dreams
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"I'm only a finger-pointer now, but someday I'll be a whistle-blower."
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All of my hopes and dreams, crushed, served on a bun.
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'I wasn't really stretching myself.'
'You see what hard work and a goal can lead to? They started with carrier pigeons.'
"I want to be feared as a tyrant, loved as a father, and revered as a god, but I also want them to think I'm funny."
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"He had the Guggenheim in mind, I think."
"You planning to pull a Warren Buffett any time soon, J.B.?"
"And ultimately, I want to direct."
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"The whole time I served in the US congress, I dreamed of exactly this: being a wealthy lobbyist sitting here with you."
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"Darling, trust me. Santa isn't going to give you a network."
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"I'm hoping an internship will lead to full-time copying."
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"Blind loyalty, Gilliford, by God, that's a trait I like to see in a young man."
Tags:yes man, yes men, kiss butt, kissing butt, kiss up, kisses up, kissing up, loyal, loyalty, blind loyalty, suck up, sucks up, sucking up, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, ambitiousness, trait, traits, career ladder, career ladders, careerist, careerists, careerism, intern, interns, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, boss, bosses, dishonest, dishonesty, corporate, corporate mentality, promote, promotes, promoting, promotion
"I can't figure out what's going on with him—he should have been a star by now."
Tags:modern life, modern lives, barfly, barflies, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, ambitiousness, artist, artists, starving artist, starving artists, expectation, expectations, high expectations, unrealistic expectations, movie star, movie stars, film star, film stars, bar, bars, pub, pubs, slob, slobs, career, careers
"If the weather stays good, we could end up in a very prestigious 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon."
Tags:weather, good weather, wine, wines, grape, grapes, cabernet, cabernet sauvignon, red wine, red wines, wine lover, wine lovers, napa, napa valley, sonoma, sonoma valley, french, france, optimism, optimistic, hope, hopeful, hopefulness, happy, happiness, prestige, snob, snobs, wine snob, wine snobs, drink, drinks, drinker, drinkers, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, ambitiousness, career, careers
"Have you tried visualizing owning a goose that lays golden eggs?"
"And when you've saved up enough money, what are you going to say in in your full-page ad in the New York Times?"
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"Why can't you be more like little Hester Prynne? She's getting straight A's."
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'The whole recruitment process was taking up to much time!'
"I say we go for the record in punitive damages!"
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"The nice thing about being a stem cell is that we can be anything we want when we grow up."
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Phil continues his reign as the King of Attainable Goals.