* While recounting a passage from a fantasy novel cannot technically qualify as a bona-fide quote, I prefer to think its effect as a bit of humorous social commentary should not be overlooked. I've very often found pearls of wisdom and/or social commentary couched in fictional novels, an unlikely source to find such valuable reflections:
"Your father runs an insurance company?" Smith inquired.
"And makes a lot more money than by being a brigand," Lord Ermenwyr replied. "There are only so many ways you can keep your self-respect as a Lord of Evil when you can't break any laws." ~ from "The Anvil of the World" by Kage Baker