"Gloomy good looks... Clean-cut jaw, muscular hand, deep sonorous voice... broad shoulder... I was, and still am, despite mes malheurs, an exceptionally handsome male; slow-moving, tall, with soft dark hair and a gloomy but all the more seductive cast of demeanor. Exceptional virility often reflects in the subject's displayable features a sullen and congested something that pertains to what he has to conceal. And this was my case... But instead I am lanky, big-boned, wooly-chested Humbert Humbert, with thick black eyebrows... A cesspoolful of rotting monsters behind his slow boyish smile... aging ape eyes... Humbert's face might twitch with neuralgia."