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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 You seem a little withdrawn."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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"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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"Say something. I forget what you sound like."
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"Something terrible must have happened somewhere."
"What do you mean by 'depersonalization'?"
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Bob always went above and beyond the call of duty - hoping someone else would answer it.
'Can I call you back? I'm just about to break bad news.'
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Detachment During Intimacy.
"Well, so much for Jamison's celebrated air of amused detachment."
"Lovely to see you - you must cross the road more often..."
'...I need you to find out what it is we do.'
I wonder if he'll live, she thought. It was OK to wonder. Wondering isn't the same as caring.
'Of course I know my name, but if I respond how can I maintain my air of superior detachment?'
"You're so unapproachable these days."
'I told you not to take a left out of the office - now we're completely lost!'
"Honestly, Doug, you never want to do anything. . . I swear with you, it's always meh, meh, meh!"
"I've always admired you. I find your complete lack of compassion refreshing."
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