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Shortly after his first victory, the tortoise gets cocky.
"I am so past enlightenment."
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"You have to be sensitive to the fact that other children are inferior to you."
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'It's a stressful time for him every year, he really worries about getting the numbers spot on!'
"Look, I know you think you've got the stuff, but I'm telling you: walk God."
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"Thanks for granting me permission to marry your daughter, Mr. Anderson. I'll let you know when I make my decision."
Professor Wiles grows insufferable.
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"I was young and cocky because I wasn't aware of my shortcomings. Now I'm old and cocky because I can't remember what they are."
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'I'm sorry, Hank. You're a great player, but we're letting you go. ... Your presence on this team has become a distraction.'
"The room is going to love you. Just be funny, serious, modest and cocky."
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'When the big guy upstairs asked if I'd been bad, I answered 'yes' because I thought he meant in the cool, excellent way.'
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'The guy on the right seems pretty confident.'
"Don't be too cocky, it's really not that hard to outsmart a chicken: The true test is to outsmart another fox..."
'The pain is just Nature's way of telling you not to get COCKY.'
"You seem to have plenty of confidence."
'Amy, cancel all my appointments. I have enough money.'
'I'm excited about my new job. I know I have some small shoes to fill.'
'You're cocky! I like that.'
'Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some are allowed to work for great men like me.'
'If you ask me they're getting too cocky about it.'
Personnel Dept - I see from your references you're a skilled man.
'Are my feet anywhere near the oche yet?'
'I think he's a little too cocky.'
"Anytime Ed gets too cocky, I tell him to go try and fold a fitted bed sheet."