Quotation by Bertolt Brecht

Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear—
And he shows them pearly white—
Just a jackknife has Macheath, dear—
And he keeps it out of sight.
Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), German dramatist and poet. Prologue, "The Ballad of Mack the Knife," in The Threepenny Opera (1928, trans. 1933).
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