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'That's true. We did advertise for someone who 'works well under pressure'...'
"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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Forms I cannot deal with / Forms I will not deal with
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"O.K., here I am in the fourth grade, but is that really what I want to be doing with my life?"
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"...and keep me a normal, healthy, American girl."
"That was my answering cervix."
"Would you say this is a must-win?"
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"Every year, the zebras get faster and faster."
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"You will note that their ability to comprehend, assess and process information increases dramatically when Professor Podhertz throws in the cat."
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"There's no charge for wandering around in the woods, but a three-dollar contribution is suggested."
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"Why don't you join the Army."
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"Two months in France and Spain gave me the courage to smoke again."
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He only had enough money for one, and for the life of him he couldn't remember the difference,
"Timothy, success is nothing to fear."
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"Now, remember, be the yourself we talked about."
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"I told him to come back when he's truly gifted."
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"You're heading up our flagship company, Beavis, and, should anything happen, you'll be expected to go down with it."
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'What? ... Oh, come on, ref! I barely pressured him!'
'You're in the big leagues, Sid, so suck it up. If the voices in your head are heckling you, just ignore them.'
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Succumbing to pressure from players and fans, the home plate umpire agrees to undergo on-the-spot Lasik eye surgery.
"I'd like you to excel."
"Thank goodness you're here - I can't accomplish anything unless I have a deadline."
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"If pressured, I will run!"
'There is NO way I can perform under that kind of pressure!'
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