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'No kidding? When I was a boy I wanted to grow up to be an accountant too!'
"This is for anyone on the panel- how can I be up there instead of down here?"
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"She went off the grid to write a book about being off the grid so she could come back to a better place on the grid."
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"Someday I hope to have a whole complex of caves."
Tags:neanderthal, neanderthals, cave men, real estate, properties, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, the american dream, aspiring, cave, caves, hopes and dreams, property renovation, extension, extensions, property extension, property extensions, cave man, cavemen, caveman, cave dweller, cave dwellers, ancient history, stone age, the stone age, early man, primitive man
"You can be anything you want to be - no limits."
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Tags:corporate ladder, the corporate ladder, career, careers, career progression, corporate ladders, climbing the ladder, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, class divide, class divides, social climbing, its not what you know, impossible task, impossible tasks, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, ladder, ladders, rung, rungs, ambition, ambitious, aspiring, aspiration, aspirations, privilege, privileged, privileges
"I've got an office and I've got a window, but I wouldn't say I've got a window office."
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Tags:peer pressure, pier, piers, jetty, jetties, moor, moored, mooring, dock, docking, barge, barges, boat, boats, wealth, wealthy, privilege, privileged, wealth gap, wealth divide, ostentatious, ostentation, pretension, pretentious, aspire, aspiring, peer pressures, pressure, pressures, social pressure, social pressures, class, class divide, self image, self presentation, self-image, self-presentation, making an impression, rich people, wealthy people, parking meter, parking meters
"Whenever someone scoffs at dreaming the impossible dream, I tell them to think of Bloomingdale's –the way it was long, long ago, and the way it is now."
"That's my survival kit. It has a meditation tape, aspirin and rose-coloured glasses."
"I had a lovely time checking out great-looking men checking out even better-looking men."
Tags:party, parties, evening dress, evening dresses, ball, cocktail party, cocktail parties, check out, checking out, check-out, checking-out, admire, admiring, ogle, ogling, gawk, gawking, jealous, jealousy, mens issues, men's issues, hyper masculinity, hyper-masculinity, hypermasculinity, masculinity, evening gown, evening gowns, aspire, aspiring, women talking about men, good looking men, handsome men, male competition, envy, envious, competitive, competitiveness
"Wear shoes like this and you could marry a president."
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"When I grow up, I want to work with the affluent."
Tags:aspiration, aspirations, aspire, aspires, aspiring, rich, riches, charity, charities, charitable program, charitable programs, affluent, affluence, upper class, upper classes, status, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, grow up, grows up, growing up, ideal job, ideal jobs, career goal, career goals, career, careers, goal, goals, greed, greedy, motivation, motivations, money-driven, money grubbing, money grubber, money grubbers
"I aspired to authenticity, but I never got beyond verisimilitude."
"Where do you want to worry we're spending too much money this summer?"
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"The key is for the wannabes to think they have a chance in hell to be."
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The guy who wanted change, experience, a shoulder to cry on, and a medal, all tied up in a nice,neat package, with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
"OK young man, explain what this was doing under your bed!"
Someday, my Ron Perelman will come.
"I'm working part time, but I'm hoping that once I finish my master's they'll up my hours to full time."
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"I've had those books for years. They represent the person I once aspired to be."
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"Of course, what I'd really like to do is direct."
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"All my children have the potential I never could afford."
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'Don't you want to go somewhere in your life besides in and out?'