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THE SHOW: THE­OF­FICE

The line “Look, I’m all about loy­alty. In fact, I feel like part of what I’m be­ing paid for here is my loy­alty. But if there were some­where else that val­ued loy­alty more highly, I’m go­ing wher­ever they value loy­alty the most.” – Dwight Schrute Use it when... You’re craft­ing your pitch for a raise. (But don’t ac­tu­ally say this—un­less your boss is Michael Scott.)

THE MOVIE: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

The line “You chose to get ahead. You want this life. Those choices are nec­es­sary.” – Mi­randa Priestly Use it when... You’ve worn a pair of sky-high Wang heels to Fash­ion Week and it’s snow­ing,

and now they’re wrecked.

THE MOVIE: WORK­ING GIRL

The line “Never burn bridges. To­day’s ju­nior prick, to­mor­row’s se­nior part­ner.” – Kather­ine Parker Use it when... Some­one closes the el­e­va­tor doors in your face be­cause she can’t pos­si­bly wait any longer to go up to the sec­ond floor.

THE SHOW: GREY’S ANATOMY

The line “You never know the big­gest day of your life is the big­gest day. Not un­til it’s hap­pen­ing. You

don’t rec­og­nize the big­gest day of your life. Not un­til you’re right in the mid­dle of it.” – Izzie Stevens Use it when... It’s just another av­er­age

Wed­nes­day morn­ing. n

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