Manlier than thou
Raising the bar:
Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.
But fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a bullet – there is where the bullet went through – and it probably saved me from it going into my heart.
The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long speech, but I will try my best.
Theodore Roosevelt ad-libs the opening of his speech in Milwaukee, October, 14, 1912