I do not care about my soldiers. I do not care about the theatre. What I do care about are clothes. I love nothing more than to go walking about and showing off my new clothes. I have a coat for every hour of the day, and if you go looking for me, you will not find me in my council-chamber. You will find me in my wardrobe!
The Well-Dressed Emperor in The Emperor’s New Clothes, Yellow Fairy Book. Illustration by Harry Clarke.