Peter Bichsel - The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.
[ Book Contain Facts Full Idea Single Telephone]
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John Cage - Gossip is nature's telephone.
[ Gossip Nature Telephone]
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Archibald Cox - This is like the telephone problem - no one wants to have the first one. But we are seeing a lot of people who want some sort of technology to solve the spam problem.
[ First Lot Problem Seeing Solve Some Sort Spam Technology Telephone Want Wants]
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Michael Ende - Easy is to occupy a place in a telephone book. Difficult is to occupy someone's heart; know that you're really loved.
[ Book Difficult Easy Heart Know Loved Occupy Place Really Someone Telephone]
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James Gunn - I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone.
[ Bad Hang-Ups Known None Suffered Telephone]
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Marcia Gay Harden - Tell me about yourself - your struggles, your dreams, your telephone number.
[ Dreams Number Struggles Telephone Tell Your Yourself]
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John Keats - It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.
[ Asking Dead End Night Number Other Ringing Someone Started Telephone Three Times Voice Wrong]
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Ricky Martin - Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance - the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest.
[ Barriers Cable Distance Facilities Gives Lessen Radio Rest Technology Telegraph Telephone Time Us]
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Jim Woodring - Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
[ Advantages Devil Disagreeable Distance His Invention Keep Making Person Some Telephone Which]
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- I don't like telephones.
[ Telephones]
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- I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
[ Boston Directory Entrust Faculty First Government Harvard Listed Rather States Telephone Than United University]
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- The Viennese wash everything. Where else in the world does the government hire public servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things, I smile like a child.
[ Booths Child Does Doing Else Every Everything Glass Government Hire Lights Over Public See Servants Smile Someone Telephone These Things Time Traffic Wash Where World]
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- And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal.
[ Atari Cartridge Essentially Game Idea Interactive Into Machine Maybe Modem Plug Take Telephone Terminal Tie Turn Video Well Where]
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- What is special about VOIP is that it's just another thing you can do on the Internet, whereas it is the only thing - or nearly the only thing with the exception of the dial-up modem and fax - that you can do on the public switched telephone network.
[ Another Exception Fax Internet Just Modem Nearly Network Only Public Special Switched Telephone Thing Whereas]
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- America's best buy is a telephone call to the right man.
[ America Best Buy Call Man Right Telephone]
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- There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives.
[ Had High-Tech How Improve Just Lives Nails Technology Telephone Their Time Told Tool Tools Use Were]
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- Seriously, we are in the midst of the convergence of voice and data and that is challenging the infrastructure of the telephone companies. There are huge commercial interests in the basic technology, but even more so in content delivery and control of content.
[ Basic Challenging Commercial Companies Content Control Convergence Data Delivery Even Huge Infrastructure Interests Midst More Seriously Technology Telephone Voice]
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- I can't sit around and wait for the telephone to ring.
[ Around Ring Sit Telephone Wait]
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- Before computers, telephone lines and television connect us, we all share the same air, the same oceans, the same mountains and rivers. We are all equally responsible for protecting them.
[ Air Before Computers Connect Equally Lines Mountains Oceans Protecting Responsible Rivers Same Share Telephone Television Them Us]
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- The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him.
[ Average Carefully Cheerful Crumbs Cultivated Grocer Him Household Ignorance Inefficiency Man Matters Number Protects Sort Telephone Which]
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- During the week that I arrived in the United States, I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library, talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for the first time in my life.
[ Airport Arrived Computer During First Library Life Saw Scientist Shown States Talked Telephone Time United Used Week]
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- Back then, the excise tax was designed to be a luxury tax for people who owned telephones.
[ Back Designed Luxury Owned Tax Telephones Then]
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- Telephones are a virtual necessity - not a luxury - and the revenues collected by this tax flow into the general fund. But this once temporary tax remains and costs American taxpayers, our small businesses and families almost $6 billion dollars a year.
[ Almost American Billion Businesses Collected Costs Dollars Families Flow Fund General Into Luxury Necessity Once Our Remains Revenues Small Tax Taxpayers Telephones Temporary Virtual Year]
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- When I'm governor... I'll be the first governor with a listed telephone number.
[ First Governor Listed Number Telephone]
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- In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.
[ Actual Army Battalion Boxes Chain Commander Dreadful Ending Improvised Leading Men More Nothing Place Sitting Starting Talking Telephone Than War Witness World]
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- In general, anyone who paid the long distance telephone tax will get the refund on their 2006 federal income tax return. This includes individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations.
[ Anyone Businesses Distance Federal General Get Includes Income Individuals Long Organizations Paid Refund Return Tax Telephone Their Will]
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- With terrorist groups like al Qaeda, you can't learn what you want to learn about their capabilities and their future plans by taking a picture of it, and they've learned not to use the telephone.
[ Al Capabilities Future Groups Learn Learned Picture Plans Qaeda Taking Telephone Terrorist Their Use Want]
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- Once I was standing in line to buy a telephone and Senator Wirth was in line with me. The next day the New York Times reported that we'd both purchased telephones and what price we'd paid!
[ Both Buy Day Line New Next Once Paid Price Purchased Reported Senator Standing Telephone Telephones Times York]
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- She was so small she could make mamba in a telephone booth.
[ Booth Could Make She Small Telephone]
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- E-mail is far more convenient than the telephone, as far as I'm concerned. I would throw my phone away if I could get away with it.
[ Away Concerned Convenient Could E-Mail Far Get More Phone Telephone Than Throw Would]
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- I have Graham Greene's telephone number, but I wouldn't dream of using it. I don't seek out writers because we all want to be alone.
[ Alone Because Dream Graham Greene Number Out Seek Telephone Using Want Writers]
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- These are they whose youth was violently severed by war and death; a word on the telephone, a scribbled line on paper, and their future ceased. They have built up their lives again, but their safety is not absolute, their fortress not impregnable.
[ Absolute Again Built Ceased Death Fortress Future Impregnable Line Lives Paper Safety Severed Telephone Their These Up Violently War Whose Word Youth]
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- Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone.
[ Cruelest Deals Empty Fall Favor Most Our Out Primitive Punishments Silent Telephone Those Town Two]
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- The truth is everybody does it from time to time. People dial telephone numbers and they get a wrong number only to find that they've read the last two digits backwards. Everybody does it, but dyslexics have this tendency to a higher degree.
[ Backwards Degree Dial Does Everybody Find Get Higher Last Number Numbers Only Read Telephone Tendency Time Truth Two Wrong]
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- We must get into the picture business. This is a new industry and a gold mine. it looks like another telephone industry.
[ Another Business Get Gold Industry Into Looks Mine Must New Picture Telephone]
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- A telephone survey says that 51 percent of college students drink until they pass out at least once a month. The other 49 percent didn't answer the phone.
[ Answer College Drink Least Month Once Other Out Pass Percent Phone Says Students Survey Telephone Until]
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- Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description.
[ Between Concrete Description Details Dreamed Enables Extended Hear Incredibly Look Never Really Requires Scene See Similar Something Subtle Telephone Telescope Television Things Unlikely Us]
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- Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press.
[ Characteristic Communication Created Development Intellectual Interdependence Just Media Modern Perhaps Popular Post Press Telegraph Telephone Through]
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- Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none.
[ Luxury None Opulence Paradise Telephone Three Two Utility]
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- The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.
[ Drink Good Having Offer Talk Telephone Them Way Without]
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- It's finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we're talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree.
[ Agree Arguments Both Conversation Disagree Finding Nonsensical Pieces Talking Telephone Think Those Time]
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- I think that's one of the most difficult things in any marriage - in order to build anything, you must be together. You can't build anything over the telephone.
[ Any Anything Build Difficult Marriage Most Must Order Over Telephone Things Think Together]
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- I met Donald Trump in '85. I ran into him several times throughout the years. We knew we had this connection, but it wasn't appropriate timing. So we'd spend a lot of time on the telephone. By '88, I knew I truly loved this guy.
[ Appropriate Connection Donald Guy Had Him Into Knew Lot Loved Met Ran Several Spend Telephone Throughout Time Times Timing Truly Trump Years]
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- I was the deputy Chairman of the Democratic Union of the Pacific, and we started at 8 I think and I was called to the telephone and to be told there's a coup, the government has been overthrown - it was round about 9, 10 when the Parliament sat they had done then.
[ Been Called Chairman Coup Democratic Deputy Done Government Had Overthrown Pacific Parliament Round Sat Started Telephone Then Think Told Union]
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- What about the hero of The House on the Strand? What did it mean when he dropped the telephone at the end of the book? I don't really know, but I rather think he was going to be paralysed for life. Don't you?
[ Book Did Dropped End Going Hero House Know Life Mean Rather Really Strand Telephone Think]
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- Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
[ Ask Computers Country Get Here Many Our Own Road Sets Telephones Television Village Will]
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- For example, it's only about 20 years ago the people in that community would have got telephone lines, and it would be only about in the 1950s that electricity came to that part of the world. Television wouldn't have come till 1970.
[ Ago Came Come Community Electricity Example Got Lines Only Part Telephone Television Till World Would Years]
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- Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone.
[ Alone Always Answer Bare Down Drying Fly Hair Importunate Into Locked Mirror Pose Rooms Shoulders Sisters Telephone Their Trying Way]
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- The utility model of computing - computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today - makes more sense than ever.
[ Computing Delivered Electricity Ever Homes Makes Model More Much Network Offices Our Over Reaches Resources Same Sense Service Telephone Than Today Utility Way]
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- To illustrate to the Indians the advantages the white race had in the telephone I divided a body of warriors from Sitting Bull's camp into two parties and had them talk to each other over the telephone line.
[ Advantages Body Bull Camp Divided Each Had Illustrate Indians Into Line Other Over Parties Race Sitting Talk Telephone Them Two Warriors White]
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- If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
[ Booth Calling Discovered Every Five Had Left Loved Minutes Occupied Only Other Say Stammer Telephone Them Wanted Would]
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- I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.
[ Been Christmas Day December Father Game Good Had Lost Lunch Manager Middle Nine Old Our Rang Results Sacked Telephone Years]
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- Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.
[ Age Home Hope Middle Night Rings Saturday Sitting Telephone]
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- He and Reagan were not at all alike, because Reagan is an optimist and Dick Nixon wasn't. Yet in some ways they were alike. Neither really liked to talk on the telephone, for instance. And, in a lot of respects, both of them were very much loners.
[ Alike Because Both Instance Liked Lot Much Neither Nixon Optimist Reagan Really Respects Some Talk Telephone Them Very Ways Were Yet]
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- I need to go someplace faraway that doesn't have telephones and doesn't have a record player and doesn't have movie theaters and people walking down the street in order to not do anything.
[ Anything Down Faraway Go Movie Need Order Player Record Someplace Street Telephones Theaters Walking]
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- I think Gore does have to worry. He is tied to Bill Clinton. We know that there were telephone calls that he made from his office. We know that there were visits to the Buddhist temple.
[ Bill Buddhist Calls Clinton Does Gore His Know Made Office Telephone Temple Think Tied Visits Were Worry]
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- People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone.
[ Alone Because Being Called Close Hated Scared Telephone Together Used Were]
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- I used my mother's radio as a PA system. I'd take the telephone, the speaking part, and take those two leads off and lead them into the radio and the sound would come out of the speaker.
[ Come Into Lead Leads Mother Off Out Pa Part Radio Sound Speaker Speaking System Take Telephone Them Those Two Used Would]
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- Colonel Parker asked Henry and me to come to Elvis' suite and have breakfast. There were at least five policemen stationed up there. He was talking on the telephone.
[ Asked Breakfast Colonel Come Elvis Five Henry Least Parker Policemen Stationed Suite Talking Telephone Up Were]
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- My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
[ Call Director Inspiration Sole Telephone]
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- I think that audio and video over the internet in the sense of teleconferencing and telephone calls. Maybe we'll actually have picture phone through your work station.
[ Actually Audio Calls Internet Maybe Over Phone Picture Sense Station Telephone Think Through Video Work Your]
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- Women who marry early are often overly enamored of the kind of man who looks great in wedding pictures and passes the maid of honor his telephone number.
[ Early Enamored Great His Honor Kind Looks Maid Man Marry Number Often Overly Passes Pictures Telephone Wedding Women]
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- Sometimes a director is making three films. Perhaps he is shooting a film in Madras and a film in Bombay and he can't leave Madras as some shooting has to be done, so he directs by telephone. The shooting takes place. On schedule.
[ Bombay Director Directs Done Film Films Leave Madras Making Perhaps Place Schedule Shooting Some Sometimes Takes Telephone Three]
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- The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging. We should be collecting emails as we used to collect telephone numbers and using them to better communicate our message to key voters.
[ Better Blogging Changing Collect Collecting Communicate Dramatic Emails Evidence Fast Increase Influence Key Message Numbers Our Seen Should Telephone Them Things Used Using Voters]
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- Elizabeth Taylor has more chins than the Chinese telephone directory.
[ Chinese Chins Directory Elizabeth More Taylor Telephone Than]
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- I don't think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn't surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number?
[ Bureau Census Else Get Government Help Know Mean Number Out Sell Someone Something Surprise Telephone Think Want Were Why Would]
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- There's all these ways to instantly communicate - cars, computers, telephone and transportation - and even with all that, it's so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them.
[ Cars Communicate Communication Computers Even Find Hard Honest Instantly Telephone Them These Transportation Ways]
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- The first one, obviously, was walking into my office at eight o'clock in the morning on Wednesday, and being told there was a telephone call saying that there was an incident at Three Mile Island, and that it had shut down and that beyond that we didn't know.
[ Being Beyond Call Clock Down Eight First Had Incident Into Island Know Mile Morning Obviously Office Saying Shut Telephone Three Told Walking Wednesday]
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- An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
[ Able Actor Business Directory His Knows London Make Ought Sound Telephone]
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- Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a telephone call in March of 1992 if, since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming a candidate for president, to get on all 50 ballots.
[ Asked Ballots Becoming Call Candidate Committed First Get Had King Larry March Perot President Ross Show Since Telephone Well]
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- The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
[ Gotten Internet System Telephone]
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- The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession, it's a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set.
[ Conscience Craft Dirty Journalism Little Need Profession Really Secret Set Telephone]
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- The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
[ Beauty Between Difference Plus Spider Telephone Utility Web Wires]
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- I stay away from the telephone if at all possible.
[ Away Possible Stay Telephone]
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- I make money because I have to pay for everything apart from my school fees. My mother even makes me pay my own telephone bill.
[ Apart Because Bill Even Everything Fees Make Makes Money Mother Own Pay School Telephone]
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- No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
[ After American Brain Company Developing Interested Just Mediocre Powerful President Something Telegraph Telephone]
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- We began a series of court battles for nine months, while I was attending classes by telephone.
[ Attending Battles Began Classes Court Months Nine Series Telephone While]
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- Anybody who can dial a telephone can master tennis scoring in about 15 minutes.
[ Anybody Dial Master Minutes Scoring Telephone Tennis]
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- Howard Hughes himself was a regular at the restaurant, and in a way it became his headquarters, too. Howard had recently relocated to Las Vegas, so when he wanted to do business in Los Angeles, he went into the back of our restaurant to use the telephone.
[ Angeles Back Became Business Had Headquarters Himself His Howard Hughes Into Las Los Our Recently Regular Relocated Restaurant Telephone Too Use Vegas Wanted Way Went]
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- He's an honest man - you could shoot craps with him over the telephone.
[ Could Him Honest Man Over Shoot Telephone]
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- I have gone on the air and announced my telephone number at the Washington Post. I go into the night, talking to people, looking for things. The great dreaded thing every reporter lives with is what you don't know. The source you didn't go to. The phone call you didn't return.
[ Air Announced Call Dreaded Every Go Gone Great Into Know Lives Looking Night Number Phone Post Reporter Return Source Talking Telephone Thing Things Washington]
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- The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
[ Conversations Cuts Most Observations Own Romance Serious Short Telephone Weighty Which]
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- The telephone is a 100-year-old technology. It's time for a change. Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
[ Calls Century Change Charging Did Last Phone Something Technology Telephone Time]
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- We have just started, and if you compare the number of people using Skype to the number using a telephone network around the world, we're still just starting.
[ Around Compare Just Network Number Skype Skype Started Starting Still Telephone Using World]
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