"I believe in great comebacks. Yes, I'm not ruling myself out as someone who is going to come back and be the guy I was before."
--- former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on the Fox Business Network
"The only time you really live fully is from 30 to 60. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle aged have all their five senses and the keeping of their wits."
--- Theodore Roosevelt, who died at 61 (1858-1919)
"Not as bad as you might have imagined."
-- motto suggested for New Jersey by Calvin Trillin
"Let's have a hand for that young cowboy, and wish him better luck next time
And hope we see him up in Fargo, or somewhere farther down the line
This time he sure drew a bad one, One that nobody could ride
But by the way he pulled his hat on,
You knew he'd be there for the fight"
--- "Farther Down the Line" by Lyle Lovett
(Compiled by Wilson in St. Louis)