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  • Alfred De Musset: [taking a section of manuscript] Her memoirs? Am I in it?

    Editor: No! It's, it's about her childhood. I expect you come in later, after she chews up her husband, and about a hundred other fellows.

    Alfred De Musset: It's true, she's a cannibal. She would drink the blood of her children from the skull of her lover, and not feel so much as a stomach-ache.

    Editor: Alfred, go home - put it into verse - I'll publish it - and then and only then will you get paid.

  • Andy Sachs: Learned a lot. In the end though, I kind of screwed it up.

    Editor: I called over there for a reference, left word with some snooty girl. Next thing you know, I got a fax from Miranda Priestly herself... saying that of all the assistants she's ever had... you were, by far, her biggest disappointment. And, if I don't hire you, I am an idiot. You must have done something right.

  • Editor: I called over there for a reference, left word with some snooty girl, next thing you know I got a fax from Miranda Priestly saying that of all the assistants she ever hired, you were by far her biggest disappointment. And if I don't hire you I'm an idiot. You must have done something right.

  • Editor: ...No. Go fuck yourself.

  • Editor: Dear Ms. Corrine Mahern, we regret that we must decline to publish the three short stories you sent to us. 'Benny's Basketball' is strong narratively, but the depiction of your penis-waving retarded boy felt a little unkind. And isn't the title 'Separating Eggs For Flan' a bit obvious as a metaphor for your parents' divorce? Yet we confess that 'Skydiver' puzzled us most. Why would a beautiful, self-centered young lesbian jump out of a plane?

  • Walter 'Wichita' Garrett: Maybe she's not dead.

    Editor: If she's not dead, they're playing a dirty trick on her because they're taking her over to Bixby's Undertaking Parlor.

    [to both Rhodes and Garrett]

    Editor: Now get out of here both of you!

    Walter 'Wichita' Garrett: Yes, sir!

    Editor: [angrily] And don't come back!

    [they leave]

    Walter 'Wichita' Garrett: [to Rhodes] I won't believe she's dead 'til I see it with my own eyes. Even then I won't believe it!

  • Editor: Did you ever run into a Chinaman by the name of Wong?

    Barton: Have I ever run into one that ain't named Wong?

  • Editor: Wait! Wait!

    Eve Fallon: You wait... you look like a waiter anyway.

  • Editor: You promised me a scandal, but you brought me contracts.

    Von Bohm: Of course I brought you contracts. You think the devil nowadays still stinks of sulfur and has a hairy tail?

  • Editor: What goals could the ruling class be pursuing?

    Von Bohm: The goal of getting rich.

    Editor: But that's why contracts are signed.

    Von Bohm: But at what cost? I'll tell you. At the cost of the poor. Those without rights. The exploited.

    Editor: They get something out of it, too. If one person gets rich, the others get rich, too. Maybe not exactly rich, but they're not as poor as they were before. That's why we call our market economy a social one: because there's something in it for everyone. Those are the rules of the game. Understand?

    Von Bohm: Yes, I understand. The rules of the game. That's what I told my advisor: that the rules of the game have be changed.

  • Editor: Sir, will you have someone come in and refill my water dish?

    Maximilian II: Of course, Walter.

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