If I could be a lovely chap
Life would fall into my lap
And all my words would sound so nice
You'd want to hear me say them twice.
But what I want to say to you
Is only what I think is true
And so, alas, I'll always be
A rather unattractive me.
— Michæl Leunig
I am not bound to please thee with my answer.
— William Shakespeare 'The Merchant Of Venice'