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"It's as big a turnout as we could manage, Sire. There's so much cynicism these days."
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"Is there a discount for someone who doesn't want to see the movie?"
Despite some initial reservations, the knights were often grateful for Guinevere's presence at the Round Table.
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"It's time for us to go back to Sixty-fifth and Third, Richard."
'I'll sit on your lap when I decide, okay?'
"Could you give me a little push?"
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"I still say we pull it and deal with the consequences of its being a false alarm when they come."
'I'm convinced that Sims is on performance reducing drugs.'
"Well? Are you with us?"
"Whoa! That's a little clingy."
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"O.K., but he is going to have to check that bag."
'It's going to be a long school year...'
"Honey, you're doing that thing again where you stare into space and wonder how I talked you into leaving the house."
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"Norman, the proper response is 'I do'...not 'If I have to'!"
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"Speeding? Impossible. I'm on my way to my tax audit!"
"It's his first day of school!"
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"...and if anyone objects to joining this couple in holy matrimony, let him speak now..."
'These won't go over very well with the grass roots...'
'How can I be sure you're not better off not knowing?'
'I think we're going to need a compliance officer for these.'
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'He didn't want to come so I had to drag him here.'
"Look here, Watson, everybody has to retire sometime."
Partners in Suicide
'Okay son - it's time to recycle.'