Take this 31-word quote explaining why the Doc Martin TV series is coming to an end:
“I just think we’ve sort of done everything. I mean, it would be so great to just sort of carry on, but I don’t think we can keep it as good.”Martin Clunes
Remove the extraneous, and the quote amounts to:
“It would be great to carry on, but we can’t keep it as good.”Anonymous (see what I did there?)
Just say it.
Unless you source it otherwise, your words are yours to own. So own them.
A point does not require self-apologetic hemming and hawing. Don’t confuse fluff with diplomacy; it is neither incorrect nor rude to be clear. It’s called valuing one’s time and having an opinion.
That being said, I’m sorry to see Doc Martin go.