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No man with any sense assumes that a womans words mean to her exactly what they mean to him.
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Wolfe could get sentimental about it if he wanted to, but I don't like any stranger nosing around my private affairs, let alone a nation of 130 million people.-Archie Goodwin

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I understand the technique of eccentricity; it would be futile for a man to labor at establishing a reputation for oddity if he were ready at the slightest provocation to revert to normal action.

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She had been a pleasant surprise. From what her father had said I had expected an intellectual treat in a plain wrapper, but the package was attractive enough to take your attention off of the contents ... she was not in any way hard to look at, and those details which had been first disclosed when she appeared in her swimming rig were completely satisfactory.

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I think the police and the FBI are quite capable of sacrificing the rights of a private citizen to what they consider the public interest.

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Subtlety chases the obvious up a never-ending spiral and never quite catches it.

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All my important decisions are made for me by my subconscious. My frontal lobes are just kidding themselves that they decide anything at all. All they do is think up reasons for the decisions that are already made.

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What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

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