“>The female mind is certainly a devious one, my lord.<
Vetinari looked at his secretary in surprise.
>Well, of course it is.
It has to deal with the male one.<”
“Witches are naturally nosy,” said Miss Tick, standing up.
“Well, I must go. I hope we shall meet again. I will give you some free advice, though.”
“Will it cost me anything?”
“What? I just said it was free!” said Miss Tick.
“Yes, but my father said that free advice often turns out to be expensive,” said Tiffany.
Miss Tick sniffed. “You could say this advice is priceless,” she said, “Are you listening?”
“Yes,” said Tiffany.
“Good. Now…if you trust in yourself…”
“…and believe in your dreams…”
“…and follow your star…” Miss Tick went on.
“…you’ll still be beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy. Goodbye.”
“The universe contains any amount of horrible ways to be woken up,
such as the noise of the mob breaking down the front door,
the scream of fire engines,
or the realization that today is the Monday which on Friday night was a comfortably long way off. “