‘It’s madness - to burn everything that we are forced to leave, even the enemy could not ruin and destroy everything as we do. He does not have the strength to eject everything from the earth, just as frost drains water from a fish. On the contrary, the more we leave behind, the longer the enemy will linger, destroying, which means we will have more hope that at least something will remain from us and after us. Therefore, arson and destruction are not necessary. On the contrary, we need to build, build even now. After all, we are all builders. Only for work we were given an extraodinary marble: hours, days and years… Bad luck for someone who doesn’t see gold in his wallet and for someone who doesn’t see days at night! From this day on we shall build. We shall flee, and build fleeing.'

                                                citation from a book by Milorad Pavić