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"Perfectly Scandalous" was one of those plays in which all of the actors unfortunately enunciated very clearly
Actors and acting
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
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A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
Dogs
A great many people have come up to me and asked how I manage to get so much work done and still keep looking so dissipated.
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A man of forty today has nothing to worry him but falling hair, inability to button the top button, failing vision, shortness of breath, a tendency of the collar to shut off all breathing, trembling of the kidneys to whatever tune the orchestra is playing, and a general sense of giddiness when the matter of rent is brought up. Forty is Life's Golden Age.
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An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens.
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Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed be doing at that moment.
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As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.
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as gay and thirsty a gentleman as I ever encountered.
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Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
Ignorance
Breaking the ice in the pitcher seems to be a feature of the early lives of all great men.
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Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that a child cannot do much harm one way or another.
Dogs
Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
Dogs
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Death and dyingRelationships
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people
Humor
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
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Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony.
Drinking
Even nowadays a man can't step up and kill a woman without feeling just a bit unchivalrous...
Men
For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.
EvilNationsReputation
Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author's soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.
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