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"We're presenting this year's award to the tomato—for the way he has deepened our understanding of world-conflict resolution, for fostering the ideals of peace, friendship, and international brotherhood, and for being delicious."
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In your dreams, ladies.
"Elsie, you're all I ever wanted in a woman - my mother and Margaret Thatcher excepted, of course."
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"Well, it all depends. Where are these huddled masses coming from?"
"What is the American dream, and does it differ in many respects from the Connecticut dream?"
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'I was looking for a little stronger mission statement than that.'
'. . . It's not about whether you win or lose, it's about how big a college scholarship you get.'
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"In a perfect world, you wouldn't suffer from depression and I wouldn't profit from it. But we don't live in a perfect world. OK, well, maybe I do."
"Ideally, I want a guy whose eyes will well up but doesn't actually cry."
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"Ideally, husbands should be spaced at least three years apart."
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"Yes, but what I really want to do is write children's books."
'I don't care how young it makes you feel. You work here, you carry a briefcase.'
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Edna's Doctor Fantasy
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"OK, just between you and me: The free will thing? What was your angle in all that?"
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"Why can't you be more like Hutchinson? You don't hear him complaining."
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"What's the matter honey - having the American Dream again?"
'He's not 'Mr. Right', but he's definitely 'Mr. Better-than-the-other-ones'.'
"But dear, after discussing the company's lofty ideals and goals, it seemed petty to discuss my salary."
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"Chivalry actually isn't dead. It's on life support being fed by the sports channels."
'My girlfriend was a supermodel. But she fell down a crack in the pavement.'
'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!'