„I am a lucky man. I have had a dream and it has come true, and that is not a thing that happens often to men.“

—  Edmund Hillary, As quoted in "Sir Edmund Hillary, a Pioneering Conquerer of Everest, Dies at 88" in The New York Times (online edition) (10 January 2008) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/world/asia/11cnd-hillary.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all
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