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"Mr. Webster and I are, once again, in complete agreement."
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"Ma, what does 'kosher' mean?"
"Explain something to me. Are 'boned' and 'deboned' the same thing?"
Kafka, Age Ten
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'Mike! How the heck are you?' - 'The usual, Pete! Spiritually and emotionally empty, my personal life is a shambles, and I'm near-suicidal!
"What is this endless series of meaningless experiences trying to teach me?"
"I have no idea where we parked the car, or why we exist."
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"And this tattoo is an old English proverb."
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"If I can't feel love, what was the point of making me so damn good-looking."
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"It's meaningless, lady, believe me—I painted it."
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"Henry, is there a moral to our story?"
Career Progression Ladder
'The secret to life, my friend, is hoppiness!'
Expressions of mystery.
"I don't think you're supposed to like it."
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"According to this not only are we lost but in one way or another we've always been lost."
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"It says, 'During the Barcelona period he became enamored of the possibilities inherent in virgin space. With a courage-born of the most profound respect for the enigma of the inponderable, he produced, at this time, a series of canvases in which there exists solely an expanse of pregnant white.'"
“No, I don’t know what Doctorow is trying to say, I don’t even know what you’re trying to say.”
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'Just think. . . future generations of Americans will observe July 4 in an orgy of fireworks, beer and barbeque. . .'
'No Timmy, we're different from the animals. We have a purpose in life.'
Curling & curling while curling.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Truck Introspection Station: 'Am I happy? Does my life have meaning?'
"You got my text... but did you get my subtext?"