Friday, August 27, 2004

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”

The Movie: Goodfellas, 1990 (Nicholas Pileggi, screenwriter; Martin Scorsese, dir.)
Who says it: Ray Liotta as Henry Hill, a wiseguy
The context: This is the movie’s opening line, and sets up the story of Henry’s rise and fall.
How to use it: To express ironic appreciation for your own (presumably legitimate) job.

Today’s quotation is in honor of my brother Ed, who just got promoted to Associate Editor at the American Pharmacists Association. Congratulations, Ed, you're now in an elite group of people who can legitimately credit drugs for their professional success.

The 80-20 rule applies to moving as it does to everything else. I've done all the easy packing; what remains is the grim process of sorting through old paperwork and throwing things away. Arrgh.

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