„Your children's losing battle with time seems even sadder than your own.“

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—  Martin Gardner recreational mathematician and philosopher 1914 - 2010
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—  C. J. Cherryh United States science fiction and fantasy author 1942
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„The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own.“

—  Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild senior executive with Royal Dutch Shell and N M Rothschild & Sons, an advisor to the Edward Heath and Margaret Thatch... 1910 - 1990
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„Your own creations are your own children; you gave life to them, so you’ll always have, if not more passion to them, more connections to them.“

—  Brian K. Vaughan American screenwriter, comic book creator 1976
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„Disobey
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Fly“

—  Anne Clark
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