JOHNNY HALLYDAY FAMOUS QUOTE

 

 

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I live day to day, for tomorrow, not for yesterday.
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I wanted to do Elvis, I wanted to do James Dean, and I became me.
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I'll stop singing the day I die.
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Even if shit falls, even if lightning threatens, I'll sing.
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I love this room. In fact, every time I go there I get a tattoo to mark the event.
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I make music, so I don't listen to much.
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The stage, the backstage, it's been my life since I was a kid. At 8 years old, I saw naked girls passing by in front of me in the cabarets, I thought that was normal.
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I am stronger than the drops, now they slide over me like caresses on the sky.
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Sometimes I've gone on tour to meet fans at home. I realized that I was part of people's families and lives. There's a picture of you on the fireplace with the parents' picture. When you've been through this, you don't see things the same way.
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I took cocaine when I fell out of bed. Now it's over. I take them to work, restart the machine. I'm not proud of it, that's just the way it is. But you have to know that our songs are not necessarily taken out of a surprise cover.
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During the tour, the speeds were used in such astronomical quantities that the musicians called me "Speedy Gonzales".
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I have always cultivated lying as a very rare art. Not for the pleasure of lying, but especially to invent stories and see if the grown-ups believed in them. Like an actor. The truth is, I dreamed of being an actor.
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Woman is a man's best friend.
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I have loved her on a daily basis for 15 months and I must admit that she is the first woman I didn't want to cheat on.
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I don't even plan to stay away from her for more than two days. I wish we would never leave each other.
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Honestly, she's really my favorite woman in the world. To the point of making bullshit out of it. The other day in Thoiry, I got out of the car to make her laugh. I was chased by a bear.
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For everyday acts, waking up together, eating together, is good. It's not abstract (sic).
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I've spent my life looking for the perfect woman. I finally found it.
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If we have a child (with Laeticia) - be it a boy or a girl - we will call him Shane, like the character Alan Ladd played in The Lost Valley Man. Shane Hallyday, that's a rock star name!
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We always talk about intelligence, but each individual has a different intelligence. Obligatorily, you have your own intelligence, someone else's intelligence will not be within your reach. So that's why we can't really say'Doe is stupid' or'Doe is smart'. Every person, even a jerk, has an intelligence of their own. When I say an asshole, I mean of course someone who is considered an asshole.
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I would like to learn to say no so that I would no longer find myself saying yes without paying attention.
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I have been very close friends with Chirac for a long time, not at all politically.
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[Chirac] A straight, human guy who knows how to return the favor. He came to dinner here. Without bodyguards. Serene, quiet, quiet. Well, I'll tell you what: he tells some pretty serious stories!
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I have already found the title of our album (with David Hallyday): Like father, like son. I'm quite proud of it.
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At first, he (David Hallyday) wanted the album to be called Tel père, tel fils. We agreed on Blood for Blood for Blood, that's better.
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The great memory of my 20th birthday came later... when I had 24... with the arrival of my son David.
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Do you know these French football team players? - Yes, I know Zazie of course....
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I wonder what people were doing in the 19th century without cinema. Once they had played cards or made love, they must have been really bored.
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Sport is a way of letting off steam and taking away my desire to go to parties in the evening. Anyway, I don't go to clubs anymore. The music sucks, you can't smoke, and since I'm married, I'm not flirting anymore.
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It's all right, I'm in great shape. Death to assholes.
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We all suffer from the image we convey, one day, it blends so intimately with our truth that we can no longer separate them. I think that was the case for Sardou, because he became a reactive old fool after a while.
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You can't be raised in comfort and have rage in your stomach.... I don't believe in successful daddy's sons. You must have been through a lot. You have to understand people.
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Claude François, he was a real worker. He worked ten times as hard as I did. But he could never do what I did. It drove him crazy. Jealous. He was hitting on my chicks and, in desperation, he was banging my exes.
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It has often been said that I ran away so I wouldn't have to pay taxes. That's partly true, but it's also because it's exhausting this atmosphere.
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I don't like mediocrity, I think the left is pushing towards that.
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I never said "Ah that" in a sentence, I promise you.
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Woman is a man's best friend.
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If I owe the IRS a dime, they come to take it away from me. One day, the bailiffs even took my jackets with them.
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Powder and hash circulate to death among musicians. There is nothing to brag about, I'm not proud of, that's just the way it is. But you have to know that our songs are not necessarily taken out of a surprise cover.
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To make a couple, it takes two people.
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I live with myself every day.
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I never looked for the reason for the how....
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I'm never alone, unless I read.
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Do you realize that if we hadn't wasted an hour and a quarter, we'd have been here an hour and a quarter ago?
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Retirement... what a terrifying word!
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I listened a lot to learn, I learned a lot through life, but not through school.
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I wanted to do Elvis, I wanted to do James Dean, and I became me.
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It's all about love in life.
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I'm actually just an old cowboy tired of his horse and the desert.
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He is Jesus Christ, the first hero of my youth. He could attract crowds!
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I don't think we should think about aging, or age. We're the same age as we are. There are young people who are already old. There are older people who are still young. It doesn't mean anything.
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I wouldn't be able to live with a fool. Because love and beauty is good, but after a while, you have to talk...
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I never admit defeat. I struggled, a lot, against myself too, to get out of it.
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I did a good job with myself, all by myself. I built myself around my dreams and I didn't do too badly.
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Very sad this weekend. My thoughts are with all the families of the victims.
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I don't drink alcohol anymore, I don't do sports anymore and I have two little girls who give me incredible energy.
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When you live and everything is fine, you don't realize what you can lose.
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I don't like mediocrity, I think the left is pushing towards that.
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For me, I can't imagine ending my life without doing the job I do. My life would be a deadly bore.
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I have long turned happiness into hell.
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I've never been to a psychiatrist because I couldn't reveal what I have inside to a stranger.
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I owe Michael Jackson my life
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When I go on stage, I have no more apprehension about anything, I have confidence.
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I send feelings into people's mouths, into their brains, into their bodies.
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For years, I have always wanted a family life and I have never been able to build it. Somewhere in my head, I was completely destabilized by the emotional lack.
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The problem is that, by making different cities every day, I end up forgetting their names
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I am a very good friend and I will be a friend all my life with Nicolas Sarkozy, because I have known him for a very long time, and he is the one who married me with Laeticia. (...) Mr. Holland will certainly, and I hope, be a very good president for France.
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I live day to day, for tomorrow, not for yesterday.
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Being Johnny Hallyday is a job. I do it seriously, trying my best to please people. But when I'm not working, I'm Jean-Philippe Smet. I learned to separate the two, even though it took me a long time. I am discreet by nature, modest, I don't like to talk about myself. All I know is that I couldn't sing with such conviction if I hadn't lived that life on Télérama in 2014.
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You can't do this job if you're normal. I haven't felt like the others for a long time. I have to be in trouble to know that I could be fine, in Le Monde (1998).
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I have the level of culture of those who have learned on their own, in books and in different environments. There are two categories of people: fools who will never be changed and others who will want to adapt. If being smart means adapting, then OK I am! at the Journal du Dimanche (1990).
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I know I'm not an idiot, but I also know that I can easily make it look like one because I'm making mistakes, I'm babbling and, for some time now, I don't care, in his autobiography published in 2013 Dans mes yeux (Plon).
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From him, I only knew the worst aspects. Small abandonment, then bills or hospital fees to pay, forfeiture. He was found drunk dead, collapsed in the middle of the street. It was hard, painful to have only that from him. The lack of a father haunted my life on Télérama in 2014.
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I was the good little soldier Johnny. Maybe a little whimsical, a little crazy, a little... excessive - I don't regret anything, you know my destruction -, but I was always ready to get out of the trench, even when it was ducking (I remember the can throws when I was opening for Raymond Devos), and I managed to stay at the top, interview with Daniel Rondeau (2004).
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Lasting is almost impossible. It takes a lot of time, a lot of yourself, a lot of injuries, a lot of sacrifices.
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I have lived with women very often. But I was actually alone. I've never really had a shoulder to lay my head on. I have found it since I met Laeticia, in Paris-Match (2003)
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It has often been said that I ran away so I wouldn't have to pay taxes. That's partly true, but it's also because it's exhausting this atmosphere. In France, success is shady, we find it disgusting.
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A dirty mentality, for a country whose colours I have worn, which has kindly made me its emblem when necessary, I felt betrayed, wrongly accused, soiled, in its autobiography In my eyes (2013).
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I had the stupidity to say one day that I was going to stop and then I realized that I was going to be bored to death, that it wasn't possible.
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The first time I died, I didn't like it, so I came back.
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The problem is that, by making different cities every day, I end up forgetting their names.
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He is Jesus Christ, the first hero of my youth. He could attract crowds!
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I live day to day, for tomorrow, not for yesterday.
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I send feelings into people's mouths, into their brains, into their bodies.
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My motto is: to exist is to insist!
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Retirement... what a terrifying word!
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If we hadn't lost an hour and a quarter, we'd have been here an hour and a quarter ago.
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I am a very good friend and I will be a friend all my life with Nicolas Sarkozy, because I have known him for a very long time, and he is the one who married me with Laeticia. (...) Mr. Holland will certainly, and I hope, be a very good president for France.
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I owe Michael Jackson my life
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The problem is that, by making different cities every day, I end up forgetting their names
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What makes you happy is to be happy.
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I'm never alone, unless I read.
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I make music, so I don't listen to much music
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I'm often alone in life, but never on stage... My drug is the public.
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I owe my life to Michael Jackson.
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I live with myself every day.
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I don't like mediocrity, I think the left is pushing towards that.
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It has often been said that I ran away so I wouldn't have to pay taxes. That's partly true, but it's also because it's exhausting this atmosphere.
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I've always wondered why in the United States when you have a nice car, guys smile and say great, and in France they call you a thief. A dirty mentality, for a country whose colours I have worn, which has kindly made me its emblem when necessary, I have felt betrayed, wrongly accused, soiled.
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I don't like mediocrity, I think the left is pushing towards that. I'm not in favour of poor people being poor. It's unfortunate, we have to help them. But not by giving them alms (...) I don't like welfare societies (...) I don't like being seen as a heartless guy because I have a right-wing sensibility.
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Claude François, he was a real worker. He worked ten times as hard as I did. But he could never do what I did. It drove him crazy. Jealous. He was hitting on my chicks and, in desperation, he was banging my exes.
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You can't be raised in comfort and have rabies in your stomach. I don't believe in successful daddy's sons. You must have been through a lot. You have to understand people.
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We all suffer from the image we convey, one day, it blends so intimately with our truth that we can no longer separate them. I think that was the case for Sardou, because he became a reactive old fool after a while.
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We've braved so many storms that we haven't even seen ourselves grow up, tell me that life is even more beautiful when you're not 20 years old.
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The stage, the backstage, it's been my life since I was a kid. When I was eight years old, I saw naked girls passing by in front of me in the cabarets, I thought that was normal.
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I wouldn't be able to live with a fool. Because love and beauty is good, but after a while, you have to talk...
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Retirement... what a terrifying word!
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I don't trust people who are too happy: they must have things to hide.
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I don't think we should think about aging, or age. We're the same age as we are. There are young people who are already old. There are older people who are still young. It doesn't mean anything.
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I listened a lot to learn, I learned a lot through life, but not through school.
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We've braved so many storms that we haven't even seen ourselves grow up. Tell me life is even more beautiful when you're not 20 anymore.
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Very sad this weekend. My thoughts are with all the families of the victims.
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I'll do anything Tim Burton wants. You know - having sex with an aardvark... I would.
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I know you were married to the same woman for 69 years. That's wonderful. That's wonderful. It must be very cheap.
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In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy.
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I'm going to buy you a hat, a very big one.
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Unless he knew you wouldn't believe the truth even if he told you.
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I'm not here for your amusement. You're here for mine.
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I don't see how my daughter could have become a public accountant.
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May the wind always be on your back and the sun on your face and can the winds of fate carry you up to dance with the stars.
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You can close your eyes to things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to things you don't want to feel
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Those you judge today may judge you tomorrow.
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I think the right thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're at it.
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Some brown rums are true works of art. It is still necessary to be able to remember which ones.
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We spend half our lives learning to love the people around us, and the other half watching them leave...
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If you love two people, choose the second one because if you were really in love with the first one you would never have fallen in love with the second one.
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The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a separation gives a husband time to hide his money.
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We drink my friend, at the end of a short episode, let's take one for my baby, and one more for the road
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I never eat fish. They are my friends.
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Look at your day today because tomorrow will be different.
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Three days after our death, our hair and nails continue to grow, but we can no longer answer the phone.
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Don't pretend to be a weird captain. I'm just doing what I'm doing.