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Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business
procedure.
Fran Lebowitz

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
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I write so slowly, I could write with my own blood and not hurt myself.
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I prefer dead writers because you don't run into them at parties.
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Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that
what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching.
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You're only as good as your last haircut.
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Now, nature, as I am only too aware, has her enthusiasts, but on the whole, I am not to be
counted among them. To put it bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land;
I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.
Fran Lebowitz

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about
wine.
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Never judge a cover by its book.
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I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you
wonder, when they reach adulthood?
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Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
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Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and
that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.
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I do not believe in God. I believe in cashmere.
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Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable.
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Original thought is like original sin: Both happened before you were born to people you could
not have possibly met.
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When you reach a certain age, suddenly there are lots of people younger than you, which is
really startling.
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You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you
can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
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Andy Warhol made fame more famous.
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The best fame is a writer's fame. It's enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not
enough to get you interrupted when you eat.
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A salad is not a meal. It is a style.
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Children are rarely in the position to lend one a truly interesting sum of money. There are,
however, exceptions, and such children are an excellent addition to any party.
Fran Lebowitz

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