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'Simpler Times Ahead'
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"I'm an idealist - I'd like to make my pile at a non-profit organization."
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"The salad days are over. Time for the big fork."
"You'll have to ignore Kevin, he's a hopeless idealist."
"I used to be an idealist, but now I'm an independent."
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"...I thought I was too smart, too idealistic to end up this way, but LOOK at me! I've become an entrenched bureaucrat!"
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"Always keen to see youthful enthusiasm but before we start 'making the world a better place' could we have a look at how you fill out forms..."
'No, now I'm just fighting inbox inequality."
"Students always think that they're going to change the world..."
"Where are all the cowMEN?"
"...dry your eyes, m'boy, and always remember: Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs AT you."
"It must have been fate that brought us together."
"I deal. Therefore, I am an idealist!"
"Chivalry actually isn't dead. It's on life support being fed by the sports channels."
Alice in Wonderland - six impossible things before breakfast
'Spare me the integrity lecture, Jonathan! I turned down TWICE as many sellout job offers as you before I actually sold out, and YOU know it!'
"He's young and eager to change the world, but I'd be happy if he'd just change his underwear."
"This new kid is excited and enthusiastic. Schedule a day of mind-numbing meetings to get him down to speed."
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'I used to be very idealistic. Then, after the first week.'
'Try these. They'll stylishly announce your return to the idealism of your youth without any apologies for being a total sell-out during the past few decades!'
'Yes, but how long will you love me forever?'
'Of course, the worst may never happen. There is always that chance.'
'Half an optimist is an odd bird, Sarah.'