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"Let's face it. The only play you've ever liked is 'Stop the World - I Want to Get Off.'"
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Why Do We Always Want Something Better For Our Children Than What We Had For Ourselves?
Tags:napoleon complex, short, short man, short man syndrome, father, fathers, fatherhood, son, sons, kid, kids, children, height, heights, tall, taller, tallness, self conscious, bitter, sight gag, visual gag, someday, compensate, compensating, compensation, compensates, compensated, expectation, expected, expectations, parenting, parental, parenthood, impossible standards, high standards, impossible, impossible goal, impossible goals, unattainable, unreasonable, unreasonable expectation
"And, Cath- even if you say no, I want you to know that you'll always be the template."
"I have my standards even if they're only industry standards."
"It isn't much of a dragon, but then, she wasn't much of a maiden."
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"The board is going to have to talk to 5-G again."
Tags:apartment, apartments, apartment building, apartment buildings, flat, flats, tower block, tower blocks, tacky, tackiness, standards, high standards, upper class, upper classes, stand out, stands out, standing out, individual, individuals, individuality, stick out, sticks out, sticking out, rebel, rebels, home, homes, homey, decoration, decorations, home decor, co-op, co-ops, cooperative, cooperatives, housing cooperative, housing cooperatives, strict, strict rules
"I'd like a full canteen with lemon."
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"I've taken a vow of chastity with guys living in poverty."
"This is bad work, Edwards! Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad!"
Tags:nothing right, everything wrong, pet, pets, excuse, excuses, nag, nagging, nagged, nags, rage, raging, rages, enraged, fishwife, fish wife, aggression, aggressive, channel, channelling, domestic, domestic pets, high standard, high standards, standards, impossible, hard to please, to please, bad dog, bad, bad bad, scold, scolding, nostalgia, trauma, tail between his legs, scold, scolding, scolded, clash, absurd, absurd image
"The innocence seems forced."
Tags:innocent, innocence, artist, artists, drawing, drawings, art critic, art critics, unfair criticism, kids drawing, kid's drawing, childs drawing, child's drawing, kindergarten, preschool, primary school, elementary school, teacher, teachers, modern art, art criticism, arts and crafts, insult, insults, high standards, unreasonable
Burt rarely went on a first date without his cellulite detector,
Mr. Clean Enough
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'We'll keep your application on file and if we ever lower our standards...'
"Nice sonata, but it wouldn't hurt him to comb his hair and smile now and then."
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"No, no, no, no, no, no, no!"
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Rubbish, Poppycock, Balderdash
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"If you don't hurry up, you're never going to be the first openly gay anything."
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"I was with you right up to the cumin."
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"Fetch and roll over weren't enough-then they sent me to philosophy classes."
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"I'm looking for something slightly more perfect."
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'Our standards are very high. We even have high double standards.'
'My teacher said that the school has tough new standards and I need to improve my vocabulary. What's vocabulary?'
"It's a terrific space, Tony—but do you think the TV will fit?"
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"You can't hold yourself to those impossible standards."
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"Excellent, but not fit for a king."