In episode 14 of Thorn Tree Bird, Lee Young Jo talks about how his grandfather always told him…
시냇물에 독을 타도 사는 물고기는 산다
시장이 아무리 어려워도 좋은 물건은 팔리게 되있습니다.
Even if somebody puts poison into the brook, there are some fish to survive.
Even if economy is very low, good products will be sold.
Young Jo convinces the president of a clothing company to partner with him to make a new fashion line. The president said it was too much of a risk for the company and Young Jo uses this quote to change his decision!