"Now where could I learn any comical turn that was not in a book on the shelf
No teacher to take me and mold me and make me a merry man fool or an elf
But I'm proud to recall that in no time at all
With no other recourses but my own resources
With firm application and determination ...
I made a fool of myself!"
From 'The Court Jester' words by Sylvia Fine; sung by Danny Kaye