"But what we have here is not a nice girl, as generally understood. For one thing, she’s not beautiful. There’s a certain set to the jaw and arch to the nose that might, with a following wind and in the right light, be called “handsome” by a good-natured liar. Also there’s a certain glint in her eye, generally possessed by those people who have found that they’re more intelligent than most people around them but who haven’t yet learned that one of the most intelligent things they can do is prevent said people ever finding this out. Along with the nose, this gives her a piercing expression which is extremely disconcerting. It’s not a face you can talk to. Open your mouth and you’re suddenly the focus of a penetrating stare which declares, “What you’re about to say had better be interesting."
— Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies (via anecdotaljar)