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"I'm well aware that being dead and buried has weakened my position in the corporation."
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"Corporate Diversity would like you to get a sex change."
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"It's simple enough, Langdon, but I'll explain again. To help pay off the debt that we incurred when we bought this company, we've sold some of you into slavery."
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"Just as your family means a lot to you, Henderson, power means a lot to me.
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"Well, get some new numbers or I'm getting a new numbers guy."
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"Shaded blue box on our org chart, meet dotted red arrow."
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"We don't think you're going to be a good fit..."
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"We've got a lot of deadwood in this firm, Crawford. Let's give it back to the community."
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"Sometimes it's important to stop whatever break you're taking and just do the work."
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"Any idiot can take the rat out of the race. The trick is getting the race out of the rat!"
"I did 'stop and smell the flowers' once. Then I bought them, cut them down, and put up condos."
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"Blind loyalty, Gilliford, by God, that's a trait I like to see in a young man."
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"I bought the roses. I don't need to smell them."
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"As you go through life, take time to monetize the roses."
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