oooh so many quotes!
here are some of my faves:
William Blake: What is now proved was once only imagined.
Jack London: I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
The things we do for ourselves die with us. The things we do for others are immortal. (can't remember who said this)
Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable and achieves the impossible. (read in a college yearbook)
James Dean: Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
and from thingsweforget.blogspot.com:
Resist the ordinary.
Do not confuse the untried with the ordinary.
If not now, then when? If not this, then what?