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young, poor but honest, handsome, ambitious, an orphan ---oh, not really all of those--well, not really any of those, although admitting it does make me honest after a fashion, and maybe handsome but, I have been told, not classically so
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It is invariably used by adults and yet it is both infantile and infantilizing.
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""Chance is the fool's name for fate." [I like it because it is wrongheaded and is put to such silly use in the film from which it is taken.]"
- Fred Astaire as Guy Holden in "The Gay Divorcee" (1934)
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