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"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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"I never think of you, as, like, old, Jack. I think of you as, like, retro."
Tags:modern, modernity, modernize, modern world, modern life, middle age, middle-age, middle aged, middle-aged, mid life, midlife, mid-life, mid life crisis, midlife crisis, mid-life crisis, retro, out of fashion, old, older, age, ageing, aged, growing old, getting old, mutton dressed as lamb, euphemisms, implied, implication, flatter, flattery, golddigger, gold-digger, taking advantage, club, clubs, clubbing, date, dates, dated, word play, play on words, word-play
"Don't get your hopes up, honey. I call everybody 'honey.'"
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, dining out, eating out, meal, meals, food, eating, dining, waiter, waiters, server, servers, waitress, waitresses, service, customer service, honey, nickname, nicknames, pick-up, pick-ups, pickup, pickups, pick up, pick ups, picking up, flattery, flattering, hoping, don't get your hopes up, unromantic, friendzoned, friendzone
"I love your body - where did you get it?"
Tags:women, woman, fashion, style, body image, beauty, physical beauty, self-esteem, body, bodies, in shape, fit, physically fit, compliment, compliments, complimenting, flattery, health, attractive, attractiveness, aesthetic, plastic surgery, plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, cosmetic surgery, cosmetic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, nature, natural, natural beauty
"I'm serious-you could really pursue this as an embarrassing hobby."
"You have a wonderful body."
Yes-Men for Poets
"Love your jeans."
Tags:wild west, old west, western, westerns, rural, mid-west, midwest, regional, animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, cow, cows, cattle, livestock, horse, horses, cowboy, cowboys, cattle drive, cattle drives, ranch, ranches, ranch life, rancher, ranchers, herding cattle, jeans, denim jeans, pants, trousers, fashion, clothing, clothes, men's clothing, men's clothes, men's fashion, menswear, compliment, compliments, complimenting, flattery, film, films, men, man
"Not bad. Not bad at all."
Tags:likeness, likenesses, portrait, portraits, paint, paints, painting, painter, painters, artist, artists, artistry, king, kings, flatter, flatters, flattery, flattering, power, powers, monarch, monarchs, royal, royals, royalty, status, high status, upper class, upper classes, commission, commissions, commissioning, commissioner, commissioners
"Perhaps Monsieur would care for something more expensive?"
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, dining out, eating out, waiter, waiters, server, servers, customer, customers, guest, guests, patron, patrons, service, food, meal, meals, care for, recommend, recommendation, recommendations, suggest, suggestion, suggestions, expensive, cost, costs, rich, wealthy, charm, flatter, flattery, monsieur, customer service
"I'm Todd, your waiter, and I'd like you to think our friendship is more than contextual."
Tags:waiter, waiters, waitstaff, waiting staff, eating out, dining out, customer service, restaurant, friendship, friendships, context, tip, tips, good service, good customer service, catering, hospitality, hospitality industry, flatter, flattery, flattering, two faced, two-faced, fake, building rapport, rapport, customer rapport
"By the way… If no one has mentioned this before, we think you're swell."
"No, you can't be be me, but I'm flattered you asked."
Tags:executive, executives, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, business manager, business managers, boss, bosses, privilege, privileges, privileged, silver spoon, flattered, flattery, hierarchy, hierarchies, office hierarchy, office hierarchies, hopeless, hopelessness
Flattery Getting Someone Somewhere
"'Guilty', but I completely support the troops."
Tags:court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms, trial, trials, legal system, justice system, law, laws, legal, judge, judges, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, defence, defense, defendant, defendants, client, clients, suport, supportive, supporting, flattery, buttering up, influencing, manipulating, corruption, corrupt, unethical, ethics, impartiality, politics, patriotism, patriotic, military, supporting the troops, plea, pleas, guilty, pleading guilty
"That's very sweet, Mr. Sefton, but you still don't have enough money in your account to cover this check."
Tags:bank, banks, banking, teller, tellers, bank teller, bank tellers, cashier, cashiers, money, finances, personal finances, check, checks, cheque, cheques, bounced, bank account, bank accounts, insufficient funds, non-sufficient funds, nsf, music, musician, musicians, guitar, guitarist, guitarists, musical instrument, musical instruments, singer, singer, singing, flattery, compliment, compliments, complimenting, begging, romantic, sweet words
Scenes from a successful marriage.
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, lying, honesty, lie, lies, white lie, white lies, liar, liars, happy wife happy life, successful, successful marriage, successful marriages, saying what they want to hear, flattery, bald, balding, hair loss, overweight, weight gain, beauty, body image
"What about me? Am I not a natural disaster?"
Tags:marriage, married, married life, couple, couples, old married couple, argument, arguments, argue, argues, arguing, bicker, bickers, bickering, problem, problems, late, home late, natural disaster, natural disasters, extreme weather, extreme, weather, home, unreasonable, irony, ironic, ironically, flatter, flattery, flattering, unreasonable expectation, unreasonable expectations, unreasonable request, unreasonable requests
"Oh, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, sir."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, talking on the phone, talking on the telephone, conversation, conversations, laugh, laughing, laughter, fake laugh, fake laughter, hierarchy, insincere, forced laugh, forced laughter, sycophant, sycophants, flattery
' Then he had the nerve to say he likes plump women!'
"By the way, your Honor, both my client and I wholeheartedly support the pay hike for federal judges."
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"I have nothing on my radar, Claudia, but you and a bunch of bugs."
"Try to be more like Mary. Mary's a real team player."
"Gosh, Myra, for a frog you've got terrific legs."
"Before we begin today, may I say that both my client and I were astonished that Your Honor was not nominated for the Supreme Court?"
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