I woke up this morning thinking of one of my favorite Oscar Wilde quotes from The Picture of Dorian Grey: "We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Such a bleak and hopeful sentiment. And I loved hearing Chrissy Hynde use it in Middle of the Road.
I love hearing good quotes, especially with some background. So here is what I was thinking... What are some of other people's favorite quotes? Add a comment with a favorite quotation, and maybe a brief note about it. (If you want to make this a meme, go post that quote in your own journal and ask for your friends to post their favorite quotes, but that's not really the point.)