I wish I had Mervyn Peake quotes memorized and at the ready, a plethora of lines from the Gormenghast novels that I could whip out at every occasion.
If the moon were full, I could shout, "Ahoy! scavengers! The moon's retching." If someone asked me my age I could say, "Thank heavens my youth is all over now. It took too long and got in my way." If Katie were going on about vampires, I could say, "I am in no mood for sepulchritude."