„In the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne.“

—  Поль Клодель, Quoted by Claud Cockburn, In Time of Trouble (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956) p. 264. Remark to a party of American officials invited to the French Embassy, as the Hoover Moratorium was being agreed in 1931.

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