Sam vimes could parallel process. most husbands can. they learn to follow their own line of thought while at the same time listening to what their wives say. and the listening is important, because at any time they could be challenged and must be ready to quote the last sentence in full. a vital additional skill is being able to scan the dialogue for telltale phrases such as "and they can deliver it tomorrow" or "so i've invited them for dinner?" or "they can do it in blue, really quite cheaply.
Eventhough you are not equipped, keep searching: equipment isn't necessary on the way to the lord. Whoever you see engaged in search, become her friend and cast your head in front of her, for choosing to be a neighbour of seekers, you become one yourself; protected by conquerors,you will yourself learn to conquer. If an ant seeks the rank of solomon, don't smile contemptuously upon its quest. And of all your skills, and wealth and handicraft, weren't they first merely a thought and a quest?
Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If i keep on saying to myself that i cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that i may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if i have the belief that i can do it, i shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if i may not have it at the beginning.
And harry, with the unerring skill of the seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward. Tom riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing. Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and harry stood with two wands in his hands, staring down at his enemy's shell.