„Yeah, there's some unlikely beasts in the world, and it's best to stay near the ones that you've bought drinks for.“

—  Tim Powers, On Stranger Tides

Origine: On Stranger Tides

Ultimo aggiornamento 22 Maggio 2020. Storia
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—  Francois Rabelais, libro Gargantua e Pantagruel

Origine: Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–1564), Gargantua (1534), Chapter 6 : How Gargantua was born in a strange manner.
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—  Genghis Khan founder and first emperor of the Mongol Empire 1162 - 1227

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