QUIXOTE: Whether one wins or loses does not matter.
ALDONZA (jeering): What does?
QUIXOTE: Only that he fights… and follows the quest.
ALDONZA (spits in vulgar contempt): That for your quest!… What does it mean…quest?
QUIXOTE: The mission we follow…. (He lifts his eyes to the stars.)
To dream the impossible dream. To fight the unbeatable foe.
And never to stop dreaming or fighting.
This is man’s privilege and the only life worth living.
– Man of La Mancha,
first written as I, Don Quixote
in 1959 by Dale Wasserman