Portia from The Merchant of Venice.
Merchant of Venice -The TRIAL I always bore this in mind during divorce,
Whilst in many ways I was entitled to my “pound of flesh,” I knew I would ultimately be accountable both to my children and to God.
Recent events are causing me to rethink my stance. If I am going to be treated like I am dishonourable anyway, I see no real reason to hold back,
I always hold something in reserve, ready to use it if I have to. If I am to be humiliated and have my property stolen, I will make it worth my while.
If I am to be painted as a money grabbing bi##ch I may as well be one.
I can be bloody-minded enough to send us both broke rather than allow my children see that I am a gullible fool.
We have a saying in my family.
“Pay up and look big!”
Another one I like is;
“Laughing all the way to the bank,*