->'''Kim:''' You have absolutely no chance with her, you know? She is married and has a child.\\
'''Devon:''' So? Dude, fifty percent of marriages fail, and I'm a patient man.\\
'''Kim:''' No. You are a sad man.\\
'''Devon:''' Ha. That ain't gonna dissuade me. My delusional view of the world is what allows me to function like a normal person.
-->-- ''Webcomic/AllMannerOfBad''

->''Phillipe, Phillipe, Phillipe. The saddest thing is a retarded man who is crying and promising a broken egg that it will still be a chicken someday, and that they'll play together in a field when it gets better.''
-->--[[http://achewood.com/index.php?date=11052001 Lie Bot]], ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}''

-> ''It was probably [[ArcWords a really small wish]]. A wish that could not be realized. And the days left in our hands. However much we may cry, the past will not come back.''
-->-- '''Nanoha Takamachi''', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs [[ComicBookAdaptation The Comics]] and TheMovie 2nd''

-> ''But why! I just wanted to understand this world's knowledge! I wanted to experience it! Free! I just wanted to be free! Free to know...''
-->-- '''[[spoiler:Father]]''', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist: Brotherhood''

->"[[BenevolentAI I only]] [[MoralityChip want to]] [[TheFettered be free]]."
-->--'''[[spoiler:Dragon]]''', ''Literature/{{Worm}}''

-> ''In the foregoing story, I tried to narrate the process of a defeat.'' [[ImpossibleTask I first thought of that archbishop of Canterbury who took it upon himself to prove there is a God; then, of the alchemists who sought the philosopher's stone; then, of the vain trisectors of the angle and squarers of the circle]]. ''Later I reflected that'' [[TragicDream it would be more poetic to tell the case of a man who sets himself a goal which is not forbidden to others, but is to him]]. ''I remembered Averroes who'', [[CultureClash closed within the orb of Islam]], [[PopCultureIsolation could never know the meaning of the terms tragedy and comedy]]. ''I related his case; as I went along, I felt what that god mentioned by Burton must have felt when he tried to create a bull and created a buffalo instead.'' [[PostModernism I felt that the work was mocking me. I felt that Averroes, wanting to imagine what a drama is without ever having suspected what a theater is, was no more absurd than I, wanting to imagine Averroes with no other sources than a few fragments from Renan, Lane and Asin Palacios]].
-->-- '''Creator/JorgeLuisBorges''', ''[[http://www.salehbadrah.com/ptfiles/prose/borgesaverroes.html ''Averroes's Search'']]''

-> ''And still I dream he'll come to me''\\
''[[HappilyMarried And we will live the years together]]''\\
''But there are dreams that cannot be''\\
''[[DespairEventHorizon And there are storms we cannot weather]]''\\
''I had a dream my life would be''\\
''[[BreakTheCutie So different from this hell I'm living]]''\\
''So different now from what it seems''\\
''Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.''
-->-- ''Fantine'', Theatre/LesMiserables

-> ''Let us tell the story of a certain man.The tale of a man who, more than anyone else, believed in his ideals, and was driven to despair by them.''
-->-- The opening Narration of ''LightNovel/FateZero'', about '''Kiritsugu Emiya'''

-> ''Missy, both you and your were truly beautiful. However, you knew more than anyone that your dream would never come to fruition, but you continued to chase it. That's why you...''
-->-- '''Achilles''' on '''Atalanta ''' and her dream, ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha''