To quote Molly...
"James Lampton floated all his days in a tinted mist of magnificent dreams and died at last without seeing one of them realised."
Or this one about his uneducated but wise mother:
"My mother never used big words but had a natural gift for making effective use of small ones."
There's Shakespeare. Then there's Samuel L Clemens (Mark Twain) in a photo finish with Charles Dickens for second.
The rest can fight it out amongst themselves.