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Did you know, God damn it, that Les was all for bringing a tangerine in to you last night before he went to bed? My God. Even Bessie cant stand stories with tangerines in them. And God knows I cant. If youre going to go on with this breakdown business, I wish to hell youd go back to college to have it. Where youre not the baby of the family. And where, God knows, nobodyll have any urges to bring you any tangerines. And where you dont keep your goddam tap shoes in the closet.
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I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

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Don't tell people what you are thinking, or you will miss them terribly when you are away.

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But I'm Crazy. I swear to God I am.

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If a body catch a body coming through the rye.

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I'm not going to bed after all. Somebody around here hath murdered sleep. Good for him.

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Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles.

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And I like his conceit. He's so conceited he's actually humble, the crazy bastard.

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God, I wish you could have been there.

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God, I wish you could've been there.

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One thing? One thing I like? Okay.

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I find it magnificent how beau-tiful, loose ends find each other in the world if one only waits with de-cent patience, resilience, and quite blind strength.

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What I like best is a book that's at least funny once in awhile.

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They make everything they touch turn absolutely academic and useless. To my mind, They're mostly to blame for the mob of ignorant oafs with diplomas that are turned loose on the country every June.

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What about your beloved Epictetus? Or your beloved Emily Dickinson? You want your Emily, every time she has an urge to write a poem, to just sit down and say a prayer till her nasty, egotistical urge goes away? No, of course you don't! But you'd like your friend Professor Tupper's ego taken away from him.

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I took a look out the window before I left the room, though, to see how all the perverts were doing, but they all had their shades down. They were the heighth of modesty in the morning.

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Her knock started out speaking of her own innocence and beauty, and accidentally ended speaking of the innocence and beauty of all very young girls.

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