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True West

June 2024
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A Short Treasury of Quotations

“It’s better to be looked over than overlooked.”

“Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?”

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

“It’s not the men in your life—it’s the life in your men.”

“So many men, so little time.”

“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.”

“Give a man a free hand and he’ll run it all over you.”

“I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.”

“She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.”

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.”

“Too much of a good thing is wonderful.”

“When choosing between two evils, I always like to take the one I’ve never tried before.”

“I’m no angel, but I’ve spread my wings a bit.”

“Too many girls follow the line of least resistance—but a good line is hard to resist.”

“All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.”

“When a girl goes bad, men go right after her.”

“The score never interested me—only the game.”

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