„The car is not a rabbit or a deer that jumps around in sweeping lines, but it is a man-made work of technology in need of an appropriate roadway. Rather, the car resembles a dragon fly or any other jumping animal that moves shorter distances in straight lines and then changes its direction at different points.“

—  Fritz Todt

Quoted in "Technologies of Landscape: From Reaping to Recycling" - by David E. Nye - Nature - 2000.

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Fritz Todt
1891 - 1942

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