It seems like only yesterday that Sir Ian McKellen was donning a yellow tank top and joining Park Slope ambassador Sir Patrick Stewart to pose for a photo in Times Square with Elmo. That was September 13th, 2013, when the two were just starting rehearsals for No Man's Land and Waiting For Godot on Broadway. They've now had their final performances, and their great NYC adventure is over. But Gothamist has obtained photos from the trip from our sources—so check those out below, along with some EXCLUSIVE commentary on the photos from the duo.

"Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again."-Stewart

"To the bridge of Khazad-dum."-McKellen

"You'll need me as well, side by side to end this war."-McKellen.

"Mankind is not evil, just...uninformed."-Stewart

"If you are a friend, you speak the password, and the doors will open."-McKellen

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."-Stewart

"Well, all good stories deserve embellishment."-McKellan

"Last Wednesday, I stupidly dropped my iPhone in the bath, and my life has sort of spiraled almost out of control."-Stewart

"I'm not quite as cool as I would like to be, really."-McKellen

"The road from legitimate suspicion to rampant paranoia is very much shorter than we think."-Stewart

"How did I know what to say? They had my lines written down on a script. How did I know where to stand? People showed me."-McKellen

"For instance, I'm walking along, and I see this beautiful girl, and I think I'd like to see her naked, and so all her clothes fall off."-Stewart

"Things are only impossible until they're not."-Stewart

"You are aware that I am not really a wizard?"-McKellen

"I think I came back from America a funnier and nicer person than I went."-Stewart

"If we were to draw a graph of my process, of my method, it would be something like this: Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian, action, wizard "You shall not pass!", cut. Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian."-McKellen

"The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there."-McKellen

"Well, I'm a sort of a James Bond figure..."-Stewart

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought."-McKellen

"Shut up Wesley"-Stewart

"Do not take me for some conjuror of cheap tricks!"-McKellen

"Like I'm riding my bike in the park, and this policewoman says "Oi! You can't ride your bike on the grass!" and I go "Oh no?" And her uniform falls off, and she goes "Ahh!" and she's trying to cover up, but I've seen everything anyway. And I get on my bike and I ride off. On the grass."-Stewart

"I am Locutus of Borg. We are Borg."-Stewart

"I often get mistaken for 'Dumbledore'. One wizard is very much like another."-McKellen

"I have to go to Iraq, to rescue these hostages. And I get there and I rescue them, but they're all women and they're naked because their clothes have rotted off. But I get them into the helicopter, and I'm flying the helicopter, but I can still sneak a look in the mirror and I can see everything, you know. "-Stewart