„Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’, otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.“

—  Ian Fleming, kniha Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang

Zdroj: Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang (1964), Ch. 2

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