It’s really hard to attribute quotes on Medium in a way that looks good.
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
— George Bernard Shaw
This is the best I’ve come across, but the attribution is too far from the quote itself.
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art. — Ernst Fischer
This looks like it’s part of the quote.
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
— Khalil Gibran
This screws up the spacing massively.
None of these are adequate. Could you please put some attention into giving people some more options here, rather than hacky workarounds like the kind you decry in your post?
And one day I pray you might offer a centre- or right- align option for headings.