„I try to be a Christian…I don't pray really, because I don't want to bore God.“

Quoted in interview by Merv Griffin, from Frank Brady, Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles, Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, NY (1989), page 576.

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Orson Welles6
amerykański reżyser, producent, scenarzysta i aktor filmowy 1915 - 1985

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„I'm still so remote from God that I don't even sense his presence when I pray.“

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