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The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

Somerset Maugham

If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

Somerset Maugham

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Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !

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If you love someone, set them free.

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A martini. Shaken, not stirred.

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La-dee-da, la-dee-da.

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Give all to love.

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I think we deserve a break.

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Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !

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You create your reality.

Unknown

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No pain, No gain.

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You talkin to me ?

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Shane ! Shane ! Come back !

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This is nothing !

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That which does not kill you makes you stronger.

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Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?

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I'll have what she's having.

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