What is jelly?

Famous quotes containing the word jelly:

    They were in the jelly of youth.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    I love this child. Red-haired—patient and gentle like her mother—fey and funny like her father. When she giggles I can hear him when he and I were young. I am part of this child. It may be only because we share genes and that therefore smell familiar to each other. . . . It may be that a part of me lives in her in some important way. . . . But for now, it’s jelly beans and “Old MacDonald” that unite us.
    Robert Fulghum (20th century)

    You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jelly beans.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)