But there was no substitute for reality; one should beware of imitations. - The Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C. Clarke
Some folk, too, believe what the loudest talker says. And some folk because it frightens them not to. - Dragonquest, Anne McCaffrey
Not all opinions are created equal. Opinions that are informed by facts, data, logic, and science are better than opinions that are not. And opinions that are based on fantasy, misinformation, wishful thinking, and ignorance are the least of all.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien