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"Our flavors of the day are Prodigal, Importune, and Mal de Siècle."
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'You're my hero! Course, my dad says your willingness to save anyone at no cost perpetuates the pervasive, liberal welfare-state culture.'
"Students always think that they're going to change the world..."
"It's tragic to seek how quickly the enthusiasm of youth drains away..."
To Joey's disappointment, he discovers that arm wrestling was also fake.
"You seemed disillusioned."
"Look, I'm going to need a better description. It so happens a LOT of people have lost their innocence in the past few years!"
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Tunnel of love, then disillusionment, then mundane humdrum coexistence.
"Somewhere between 4th and 5th grade I lost faith in the process."
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"I want to believe in Santa Claus, but it's tough in this post-fact, fake news era."
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'Wow! My first day on the job! Tell me, is this place as great a place to work as the recruiters told me it is?'
"Hold yer horses - that's never your waist!"
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If the wedding vow was true...
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"My new boss expects great things from me. It will be interesting to see how he handles disappointment."
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"There goes another childhood illusion. When I was a kid, he had eight reindeer."
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'I don't really believe in Santa Claus anymore, but I don't want to disillusion my parents.'
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Graveyard of Youth
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'Does it occur to you that seeking career and personal fulfillment at university is the plot of some mad scientist?'
'My First Book of Disillusionment'
'They don't look the same without CGI.'
Princess Drops Handkerchief
'Johnny's disillusioned. One of his CEO action figures was just indicted for insider trading.'
'The honeymoon is over - I said 'fall is in the air' and he told me to put on a sweater!'
'I know that life is but a stage, and the people merely players; but what I can't stand is the special effects,'
'I should never have married the first pair of fancy pants that came along.'