Boffo

Any fool could be a witch with a runic knife, but it took skill to be one with an apple-corer

Being a witch was an honourable trade in the mountains, but only the young ones invested in real crystal balls and coloured knives and dribbly candles. The old ones… they stuck with simple kitchen cutlery, fishing floats, bits of wood, whose very ordinariness subtly advertised their status. Any fool could be a witch with a runic knife, but it took skill to be one with an apple-corer. (Agnes Nitt, Carpe Jugulum)

…as Granny Weatherwax said, if you can’t make a spell work in your own head, what good is it? (Tiffany Aching, ‘Wintersmith‘)

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