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". . . and do you, John, give up your smug air of bemused detachment for the demands of marriage?"
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"So, you have a family. They'll be a comfort."
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"Jen? You seem a little withdrawn."
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"They look happy."
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"And now a correction: Portions of last night's story on diving mules which were read with an air of ironic detachment should actually have been presented with earnest concern."
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A man and a woman at a house party
"This is the barn where we keep our feelings. If a feeling comes to you, bring it out here and lock it up."
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"I'll take care of it impersonally."
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"I don't think this is a diner about being a diner. I think this is just a diner."
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"O.K.—but just this once.
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Everyone knew that Ralph was a little remote.
"I'll level with you, Mr. Burnbaum. It's the worst case of detached irony I've ever seen!"
How will this impact me?
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"Say something. I forget what you sound like."
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"I'm not into head games either - I'm into thumb games."
'Why do the staff feel so distant from me, Miss Swift?'
A brand new day finds Fred, as usual, happily sitting on the sidelines of his own life.
Bob always went above and beyond the call of duty - hoping someone else would answer it.
Bees full of righteous indignation swarm the honey company's executive suite.
"He treated associates like he treated his plants."
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'Can I call you back? I'm just about to break bad news.'
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"Who has a positive work story to share?"
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Detachment During Intimacy.
"Can you run that past me again, Watson - you seem to have lost me."
"Thought Police, sir -- We're here to give you a reality check."