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The Little Engine That Wouldn't
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"I'm hoping an internship will lead to full-time copying."
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"Mrs. Crenshaw, please bring up a picture of a family for my desk.'"
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"Early retirement is an OK long-term goal, Kevin, but most folks need to get a job first."
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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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Man with a Plan
"There just aren't that many opportunities. Outside of becoming a caveman, I don't know what else you can do."
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"Well, the sooner he starts, the better."
"His teacher says he'll be as famous as Dick Turpin one day."
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"When I grow up...I'm going to be a vegetarian veterinarian!"
"Well, there's a secret to becoming a manager...make sure no one mistakes you for one before you actually become one."
"Gracie, what does a little girl like you wish for? I mean, besides being a doctor, a motivational speaker, a great parent and becoming president?"
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"You think I can be an assistant manager?"
"Oh, I wanted to be so many things. Of course, being wrinkled was not one of them."
"Papi! Papi! I figured it out! I know exactly what I'm gonna be when I grow up!"
"Dad, I'm proud of who I am. I know my history...I know where I am...and I know where I'm going! I can show the world that I belong with the best of them!"
"Some day I'll be president of the United States."
"I want to be a doctor. But I also want to be an accountant! Maybe I'll be a doctor who does her own taxes."
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"What did you want to be when you were my age, Tia Carmen?"
"When I grow up, I wanna be a cloning lab scientist!"
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"I got an A+ on my math test! I'm updating my resume."
"Baldo, have you given any thought to your future?"
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"My papie says I'm going to be the first in my family to go to college!"
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"Baldo, have you thought about your future, your career?"
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"I'm wearing hospital scrubs and a stethoscope around my neck!"
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