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"Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in!"
Michael Corleone, The Godfather 3

And little she knew the arms that embraced
Had cloven a man from the brow to the waist:
And little she knew that the loving lips
Had ordered a quivering life's eclipse,
Or the eye that lit at her lightest breath
Had glared unawed in the Gates of Death.
(For these be matters a man would hide,
As a general rule, from an innocent Bride.)
Rudyard Kipling, The Ballad of Boh Da Thone

Ken: (watching Vega showboat) Popular guy.
Sagat: The greatest cage fighter since Iron Fist.
Ken: What happened to him?
Sagat: He retired, and became me.

Jean Grey: So how is the sixth member of our team doing?
Scott Summers: Jeanette is being retired to a beautiful country estate that a friend of Professor Xavier owns. There, she'll live out the rest of her days in peace, officially retired from the superhero business.

So today, his deli comes first
Still he dreams of his past days of glory
Goes in the back and beats up on the liverwurst
All the while you can still hear him say:

It's the rye or the kaiser, it's the thrill of one bite
Let me please be your catering advisor...
Weird Al Yankovic, "Theme from Rocky XIII"

Oh, I don't like to talk about myself much. I'm not so interesting, in all honesty. I'm old, I live in a tree, sometimes I turn myself into an owl and hunt mice. I used to be someone. But that was a long, long time ago, and I don't care to remember. It was a different age and the world has moved on. Now I live in a tree and make tea out of bark. Life's a funny old thing, isn't it?
Cucuvea, The Secret World

Henry: Frank Moses was one of the most effective black-ops agents we've ever had. He retired drug lords, terrorists... hell, he toppled governments. Yeah. He was truly gifted.
Cooper: Why was he retired?
Henry: He got old. Then some government thumb-sucker came along and tagged him RED.
Cooper: "Red"?
Henry: Yeah. RED, R-E-D. "Retired, Extremely Dangerous."


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