Bernstein: Old age. It’s the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don’t look forward to being cured of.

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Kane: …what I tell them to think!

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Kane: You can’t blame me. They’ve been making statues for some two thousand years, and I’ve only been collecting for five.

Jedediah: You still eating?
Kane: I’m still hungry.

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Leland: Bernstein, am I a stuffed shirt? Am I a long- faced hypocrite? Am I a New England school marm?
Bernstein: Yes.