„You have changed a certainty into a possibility, and I hate possibilities — God of God! I have lived on possibilities, and infernally near starved on them.“

—  Rafael Sabatini, kniha Scaramouche

Book II : Chapter 11. The Fracas at the Theatre Feydau
Scaramouche (1921)

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