The Colors of All the Cattle: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (19) Quotes

Alexander McCall Smith
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Some beliefs were very deeply ingrained, and, although you could expect men to make some adaptations, they were not always capable of making themselves entirely modern.
-- Narrator (Chapter 1)

Importance: In this quote, the narrator suggests that some of men’s habits and beliefs, like the idea that men should not have to cook, are so deeply held that they will not be easily changed. He suggests in a kind way that men will never be able to be completely modern because it is so hard to change the way they think about things.

And that also means, Mma, that some good person — some person who might just be a woman this time — could stand for that seat.
-- Potokwane (Chapter 2)

Importance: Potokwane suggests to Ramotswe that she, a good person, has the opportunity to run for a council seat instead of letting it go to another corrupt politician. Potokwane also gives a nod to the changes that...

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