Quotes: Glory Days

He said "I dance now at every chance at honky-tonks for drinks and tips
But most of the time I spend behind these county bars, 'cause I drinks a bit"
He shook his head, yes, he shook his head
I heard someone ask him, "Oh, please,
Mr. Bojangles,
Mr. Bojangles,
Dance, dance, Mr. Bojangles, dance."
Jerry Jeff Walker, "Mr. Bonjangles"

(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"

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"

Savor the fruit of life, my young friends. It has a sweet taste when it is fresh from the vine. But don't live too long. The taste turns bitter... after a time.
Kor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("Once More Unto the Breach")

Numero Cinco: We fought monsters and gangsters. Vampiros. We were heroes. We protected the weak...Surely you have heard about our great victory over the Devil's Robot?
Angel: *shrugs* Sorry.
[beat]
Numero Cinco: Nobody remembers the good stuff.
Angel, "The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco"

Meeting with Dreiberg left bad taste in mouth. A flabby failure sits whimpering in his basement. Why are so few of us left active, healthy, and without personality disorders? The First Nite Owl runs an autorepair shop. The first Silk Spectre is a bloated, aging whore dying in a California rest resort. Dollar Bill got his cape stuck on a revolving door where he got gunned down.
Rorschach, Watchmen

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

I had learned one of the bitter lessons of life: never try to regain the past, the fire will have become ashes.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Does one mellow or does one rot? The two processes are perhaps the same.

I’m trying to give my sons an education about movies as well. You sit there and watch a comedy, let’s say Meet the Fockers, and it’s Robert De Niro. You tell them this guy was at one time considered the greatest living actor. My boys look at me and say, 'Really? This guy?'

Makes me think about when you're walking down the street, and there are all these guys on the construction site and they whistle. And the feminist in me goes, 'How dare they.' And then one day they stop whistling and you go, 'Don't stop! Whistle, Goddammit!'
Claudia Black on her voice work in Strange Frame

Here you've got a 46-year-old bald movie star wannabe who looks like Uncle Creepy with a good build taking on a guy with an artificial hip that hadn't wrestled a full schedule in ten years. It's a tribute to the massive egotism, in my mind, of both men and indictment of WCW's promotional policies that this match even took place.
Jim Cornette on Halloween Havoc

Jay: You know when Scott Hall tries to do a machismo thing in 2013, and it's a bit sad? This is like a drunk, stoned woman trying to do her "sexy dance".
V1: And all you really wanna do is cover her up and buy her a cup of tea.
OSW Review on Tammy Lynn Sytch, WCW Thunder (the David Arquette trilogy)

Everyone’s old enough to qualify for Medicare, and yet they’re still running around and getting naked and rolling around in the dirt like they’re the same age as when they made the original series. Nichelle Nichols certainly looks good for her age here, but I think most Trek fans would prefer these characters presented in a slightly more dignified way.