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"And that's how Twitter almost crashed the Dow."
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Everyone has a good novel inside them.
" 'No!' shouted Mr. Bixbey, slamming his fist down on the table. The floor shook, the walls trembled. Mr. Watson turned ashen. 'Y-y-you m-m-mean w-w-we . . .' The words wouldn't come out. He seemed to choke on each syllable."
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"Stop me if you've heard this one before."
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"When we left off last night, we were on page 15 of the National Intelligence Estimate. "
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"In my country I was a taxi dispatcher."
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"Spare us the gory details."
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'Sometimes I wish Daddy wasn't a bankruptcy lawyer. No matter what book he reads to me, he's only interested in chapter 11.'
"We'd like to go somewhere that will provide us with a rich source of after dinner anecdotes!"
Ant story: 'and so they worked all day and they worked all night and then they worked some more, the end.'
"He confessed. Didn't even try to make up an excuse or blame someone else. I was far more creative at his age."
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'A positive review of the book and a negative review of the presentation.'
"I think it's a bit late in the evening, Harold, to tell them about your watershed experience."
"Let me present my wife, the princess Scheherazade. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor the gloom of night nor sex nor childbirth can stop her from telling those damned stories."
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"My narrative have so arc."
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Tristan & Isolde in a Happier Ending.
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The Dying Art of Storytelling
'It's very fast-paced. The book was over before I could finish reading it.'
'iPad, huh? When I was your age, I remember getting hold of a piece of carbon paper once. Amused myself for days - after I figured out how it worked.'
"Sure, it's Good News, but is it fake news?"
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"Skip the ghost stories. Tell us your conspiracy theory again!"
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'Peter the Flying Hippo is my favorite storybook character without any merchandising tie-ins.'
'I've seen a mound like this only once before. We're no dealing with just any gopher...'
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"Have you chosen your bedtime story yet, Tommy?"
'Dad, tell me again about the day you got it all together.'