• The only use for military service is that it reveals the number of morons in the population," he would remark. "And that can be discovered in the first two weeks; there's no need for two years. Army, Marriage, the Church and Banking: the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Yes, go on, laugh.

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon (2005). “The Shadow of the Wind”, p.99, Penguin