"You got to do things that are fun. ...I don't have to sit around drooling just because I'm 83."
Former President George H.W. Bush, on parachuting with the U.S. Army Golden Knights in a ceremony for his presidential library and museum
"Dragging an old guy up here and hearing what he has to say is the Washington equivalent of waterboarding."
Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchor, speaking at a journalism awards dinner in Washington
"Here's a novel concept for Congress: Do something. Anything. Move."
Gov. Brian Schweitzer, of Montana, urging climate change action
"I learned to play the guitar. The opposite sex was not attracted to trombone."
Sen. John Cornyn, of Texas, joking at a hearing featuring singer Lyle Lovett
Sources: Battalion, Examiner, New York Times, Washington Post