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Quotes: Glory Days
(to portrait of Electric Mayhem) Remember when the stage caved in while you were rocking out?
(to Swedish Chef) Who'd have thought your smorgasbord would be hard to live without?
If we could do it all again
Just another chance to entertain
Would anybody watch or even care?
Or did something break we can't repair?
(to Gonzo) Your cannonball trajectory, it always gave me hope
(to Fozzie) They may have been unbearable, but I still loved your jokes
Is there more I could have said?
Now they're only pictures in my head
—"Pictures in My Head", The Muppets

Now I think I'm going down to the well tonight and I'm going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it but I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory
Well time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of glory days

Bruce Springsteen, "Glory Days"

In those days, he had called himself Ma'elKoth, a phrase in Paquli that translates, roughly, as I Am Limitless. Ma, in Paquli, is the present nominative case of to be; tan is its past tense.
I Was Limitless.
— Description of Tan'elKoth in Blade of Tyshalle

"Why they came east I don't know. They had spent a year in France, for no particular reason, and then drifted here and there unrestfully wherever people played polo and were rich together. This was a permanent move, said Daisy over the telephone, but I didn't believe it—I had no sight into Daisy's heart but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking a little wistfully for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game."''
F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"

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