„I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore.“

As quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) by Geoff Tibballs, p. 206
Контексте: I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.

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