(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")
"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."
"This is the outlet-store NFL team. Everything on display is discounted and/or blemished. Here's a used Brandon Spikes! And a Mike Williams refurb! Would you like the floor model of Mario Williams? We can give you that! You'll get used to owning a quarterback born without legs! THESE ARE ALL GREAT VALUES.
This was a team left to rot as [Ralph] Wilson grew older, and you can see it in both the roster and the fanbase. I can barely tell the difference between a Bills tailgate and a 1970s Manchester coal-plant union protest. There is decay and unhappiness pretty much everywhere you look. The team even issued instructions for cheerleader vagina maintenance, because I guess that's a genuine health issue in the Buffalo area. Sammy Watkins may crack 50 ribs this season, but the Bills will be damned if they let any vaginas smell up the joint."
—Drew Magary, "Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Buffalo Bills"
"The audience got some insight into how reckless Flair’s financing is, and all it took was some pen-and-paper arithmetic by Wendy’s pre-teen son. You’d need a six-figure salary just to pay for Ric’s dinners...Kitty later confronted Ric, and in their heart-to-heart talk, she said she believed that Ric was spending so frivolously to try to hold on to that rush of excitement from his glory days in the ring. Ric welled up with tears, as if in agreement, showing a very human side to the Nature Boy. Then he punched open his old forehead scars and called the cops on Kitty for domestic assault. Nah, maybe I embellished just slightly right there."
—Wrestlecrap, "Flair and Piper on Celebrity Wife Swap"