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A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'

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I shook Alan’s hand and the feeling just grew stronger. It was a bit frustr

I shook Alan’s hand and the feeling just grew stronger. It was a bit frustrating. Like when you’re looking for what to say and it’s on the tip of your tongue, but no matter how hard you try, it just keeps eluding you.
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When suicide is out of fashion we conclude that none but madmen destroy the

When suicide is out of fashion we conclude that none but madmen destroy themselves; and all the efforts of courage appear chimerical to dastardly minds ... Nevertheless, how many instances are there, well attested, of men, in every other respect perfectly
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It takes compassion to truly understand another person.

It takes compassion to truly understand another person.
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I think it's worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children a

I think it's worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions. A mother who spends less time obsessing about what will happen, or what has happened, and more time reveling in what is.
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Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares

Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.
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Life didn't promise to be wonderful.

Life didn't promise to be wonderful.
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Jack and Jill slept, wrapped in each other's arms, untroubled by any dream

Jack and Jill slept, wrapped in each other's arms, untroubled by any dream in their cocoon of freshly discovered wrinkly passion.
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The data says that with the poor, a little money can buy a lot of happiness

The data says that with the poor, a little money can buy a lot of happiness. If you're rich, a lot of money can buy you a little more happiness. But in both cases, money does it.
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We're going balls to the wall, guys. Our sneak-and-peak just turned into a

We're going balls to the wall, guys. Our sneak-and-peak just turned into a hostage rescue
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I've consciously tried not to romanticize anything, especially not intellig

I've consciously tried not to romanticize anything, especially not intelligence work. I've always said that I've been writing a series of episodic, naturalistic novels. The people just happen to be spies, politicians, civil servants.
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A well-designed home has to be very comfortable. I can't stand the aesthete

A well-designed home has to be very comfortable. I can't stand the aesthetes, the minimal thing. I can't live that way. My home has to be filled with stuff - mostly paintings, sculpture, my fish lamps, cardboard furniture, lots of books.
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The world changes too fast. You take your eyes off something that's always

The world changes too fast. You take your eyes off something that's always been there, and the next minute it's just a memory.
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