These two quotes sum up my basic take on reality:
"There is no spoon."
"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking it."
Both were taken from The Matrix, which is quite possibly the coolest movie ever made. The first line was said by an unnamed kid; the second was said by Morpheus.
"I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death -- if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach."
-- Professor Severus Snape, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone.