"At this age, I'm not even buying green bananas." — 103-year-old U.S. District Court Judge Wesley Brown (in photo) of Wichita, one of only four Kennedy appointees still on the bench, quoted in a New York Times profile
"I have not heard from the Vatican yet and have not heard from the White House." — University of Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, on the ample input she's getting about hiring a new athletic director
"It's always a treat to be someplace other than Washington, D.C. The only place where, as I like to say, you can see a prominent person walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand." — Defense Secretary Robert Gates, speaking in May in Abilene, quoted in a Washington Post story about how the Wichita native's anti-Washington jokes have inspired a satellite radio bit called "SecDef Comedy Jam 2010"