„I swear—swear—swear: by everything which is and has been sacred to this nation from the beginning: Iceland shall not be sold.“

—  Halldór Kiljan Laxness, książka The Atom Station

the Prime Minister
Atómstöðin (The Atom Station) (1948)

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