"People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate." George Eliot
Today I made a comment and one of my friends said, "she's being all nice and sweet again..." I pondered out loud in response, "I wonder if I'm really good or if I'm making myself [sound]good." Then my other friend said, "you're conscious of your bad side, so you're trying to make sure your good side prevails... you're a conscious person."
When I was in middle school I wrote something about being an orange versus being a lemon. Being an orange is all nice and sweet, but I'd really like to see myself as a lemon, because a lemon is much more interesting!