„I am only too aware that I am open to Rees's Second Law of Quotation: "However sure you are that you have attributed a quotation correctly, an earlier source will be pointed out to you."“

—  Nigel Rees

Brewer's Quotations (London: Cassell, 1994), p. x.

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British writer and broadcaster 1944

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