Now if you don't mind I'm somewhat preoccupied telling the laws of physics to shut up and sit down.
— Vaarsuvius, The Order of the Stick
Foolish girl! I am a druid, I have special features that are more powerful than your entire class!
— Leeky Windstaff, The Order of the Stick
When the new classes (such as "Magic User" and eventually "Thief" and "Cleric") were introduced, they were intended to be better than the Fighting Men. And, well, they totally were...The basic setup of the game has changed a lot, but Fighters have changed only a little. In a very real way, the Player's Handbook hands us Fighting Men who would be better suited to appear in groups of 3 per player than to stand alone. And really, that has got to stop.
— Frank and K, Races of War (3.5e Sourcebook)
Jaela Daran: That is... impossible! How could you have done that!?
Erandis d'Vol: By being a Level 15 wizard.
Jaela Daran: I... cannot argue against this answer...
—Strip #28, Jaela's Troubles
O, what a world of profit and delight,
Of power, of honour, of omnipotence,
Is promis'd to the studious artisan!...
"It's well known that Dungeons & Dragons was made by people who were mad at being beaten up by jocks in school, so made a game where being a jock is punished by being boring and only able to fight harder when they get higher up in level, whereas all the 'nerd' types get to bend reality and do the actual work. And we all know most of the rage about 4E is just because Wizards decided to put a stop to groups that were nothing but clerics, druids and magicians so tried to make people pick a fighter for a reason."
— Satirical take on Dungeons & Dragons.
Your wizard is like Magikarp, except instead of Gyarados it evolves into Mewtwo.
—DivineDragoonKain, User on GameFAQs Pen and Paper RPG board
the key to success in life is to work hard, set goals, and have access to a powerful magic spellbook