„Mocking the wisdom that comes with age is a fit sport only for those who expect never to attain much of it themselves.“

—  Иэн Бэнкс, Culture series

Источник: Culture series, Inversions (1998), Chapter 7 (p. 127)

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Иэн Бэнкс
1954 - 2013

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