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"I'm in here, rereading the great poets, myself among them."
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"We get it. You're straight."
"You are so stubborn."
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"While you were out, sir, the company, rudderless and adrift, operated pretty much the same as always."
What women believe vs. what men believe.
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"Mary Boone was not avoiding me. I was avoiding her."
"Will you still love me when I outearn you?"
'Way to go! You too, way to go!' It was true. They both had a way to go.
"I don't mind losing to him, but does he have to use those little plastic clubs?"
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"My first night in the lab and I was clearly the smallest brain in the place."
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'Come on girls, can you at least pretend I rule the roost when the farmer is around...'
'First we were out-gunned by the criminals...now we're out-dunked at the donut shop!'
'I can't believe it - fifty years married and all I've ever been is Plan B!'
'I need some stroking, dammit!'
'The boss would never let me go...I'm the only one in the office who is shorter than he is!'
"Of course I know how to use a chainsaw!"
"You look ridiculous Ed. Why can't you just accept you're going bald and ditch the wig?"
"Jeez, calm down, Bill. We're not saying you're wrong... Just that you're an idiot."
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"Just because you came fishing with me didn't mean you had to catch a fish."
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"I'm large and in charge. Well ... okay. Truthfully, I'm just large."
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"My wife asked me to ask you how to get to Dibble Street."
"I told the King that the Queen is the most important piece on the chess board."