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"It's the downstairs neighbors again-they say you're technically proficient, but there's not enough emotion."
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"Her fried squash blooms were leathery."
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"The 'Ho ho ho' thing—we get it. By Act II, I'm looking for it to have evolved."
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Rev. Bob, The Realist: '...You may now go from adoring to criticizing each other.'
"Maybe it needs a caption."
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"I'm tired of people who write first novels."
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"You misquoted St. Thomas Aquinas, Albert Camus, and me."
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"He's very self-loathing, but not enough."
"She's promiscuous. She's in five book groups."
It Starts: "That's what you're wearing?"
"Can't I ever be critical without being accused of criticizing?"
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"Who ever told you you could sing?"
"After the judicial system, I'm my own harshest critic."
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"It was so depressing. When I go to the theatre, I want to be entertained."
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"Right here is where you lost the narrative flow."
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"Of course I understand it. It's just some Grisham potboiler."
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"And you call yourself a marsupial?"
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"I'm frustrated because I wish I were criticizing greater things."
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"I don't mind criticism if it isn't completely moronic."
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"If only the aftertaste came first."
"Take this with a grain of salt, Birnbaum, you're fired."
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"This painting, we're sorry to say, is pure trash."
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"You drive, I'll criticize."
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"Neither a borrower nor a lender be." "Hey! I'm a beggar!"
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"She's the Hubble telescope of my faults."
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