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Caution: Wet Paint
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"What are you complaining about? It's a level playing field."
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"All I'm saying is that if God created man in his own image he was a bit of a cloner himself."
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"It probably wouldn't have worked out anyway."
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"When did you first become aware of this imagined 'plot to get you,' Mr. Potter?"
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"Then ask yourselves, 'Do we really need all this luxury?'And your answer, of course, is 'Yes!'"
"But that's what being an artist is—feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy."
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"This is an opportunity to simplify your life - don't blow it."
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"Look, you've got to accept some curtailment of your freedom in exchange for increased security."
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"When a wine rates over ninety, this is not alcoholism."
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"A vow of poverty and sponsorship aren't necessarily exclusive."
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"Watching people argue about the world situation night after night makes me feel like I'm doing something about it."
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"Look, I'm rich and you're poor, but in the context of eye-popping trillion-dollar deficits the difference is just a rounding error."
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"To be fair, Martha, you started it."
"I always thought of myself as a romantic, dashing-outlaw sort of person. But, alas, the law makes no distinction between that and a common criminal."
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"I don't know, Henry. After all, 'Time,''Life,''Newsweek,' and the 'Post' don't seem to think pot's bad."
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"We're not that well organized, but we know where everybody is."
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"Sorry—I live in a parallel universe."
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"I don't know anything about the bell curve, but I say heredity is everything."
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"With the cost of heating oil at an all-time high, perhaps you now regret exchanging those sensible Christmas sweaters for the fleeting amusement of toys."
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"Remember how I said my dog ate it and you said that was no excuse?"
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"I gave here the most nonsexist years of my life."
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"John Stuart Mill taught that the happiness of the individual is paramount. He didn't name names, but I suspect that you and I are the sort of individual he had in mind."
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"Well, certainly his claim seems justified , but if we paid off every justified claim what kind of insurance company would we be?"
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