...quoting without cites! Good stuff, but who said 'em? What, I'm gonna have to Google 'em all myself?!?
Also, without intending offense (in my first post, no less...) and with all due respect to the silver-tongued among the membership, "Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not" was George Bernard Shaw, later cribbed, somewhat clumsily ("Some men look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that are not and ask why not?") by Robert F. Kennedy (who very likely cited Shaw - we can be quite sure he read Shaw - but should have quoted word for word - "...are not and ask why not" is sooooooo clunky).
Just to play devil's advocate, one of my (many) faves:
"Trust the tale." - D.H. Lawrence
But my all-time topper, light, whimsical and utterly lacking in gravitas though it may be, which isn't to make any apologies for it, mind you, it's perfectly capable of standing on its own two feet, and indeed there may well be rather more to it than first meets the eye:
"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me." - Elwood P. Dowd, Harvey
Are we having fun yet?