Perhaps, like most of us in a foreign country, he was incapable of placing people, selecting a frame for their picture, as he would at home; therefore all Americans had to be judged in a pretty equal light, and on this basis his companions appeared to be tolerable examples of local color and national character.
("Breakfast at Tiffany's")
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I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about.
My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
A sensible question, as Mrs. Clare, an admirer of logic, though a curious interpreter of it, was driven to admit.
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