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“A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.”

“Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.”

“If you want to be the best, baby, you've got to work harder than anybody else.”

“Imitations only better the original.”

“My mother was born in San Juan. So I'm Puerto Rican, Jewish, colored and married to a white woman. When I move into a neighborhood, people start running four ways at the same time.”

“On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Elvis eleven.”

“Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.”

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“Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.”

“Talk about handicap - I'm a one-eyed Negro Jew.”

“The ultimate mystery is one's own self.”

“What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.”

“Wishing, hoping and regretting are the most common and dangerous tactics for evading the present.”

“You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.”

“You have to be able to look back at your life and say, "Yeah, that was fun.”

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“We fell silent and all joking ceased. We gazed mutely into each other's eyes and an intense longing for the fullest avowal of the truth forced us to a confession, requiring no words whatever, or the incommensurable misfortune that weighed upon us. With tears and sobs we sealed a vow to belong to each other alone.”

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