L. Frank Baum quote about appearance from The Marvelous Land of Oz - I never deal in transformations, for they are not honest, and no respectable sorceress likes to make things appear to be what they are not.
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I never deal in transformations, for they are not honest, and no respectable sorceress likes to make things appear to be what they are not.
 L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904). copy citation

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Author L. Frank Baum
Source The Marvelous Land of Oz
Topic appearance honesty
Date 1904
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/54/54-h/54-h.htm

Context

“Then he added, hesitatingly, as he turned to Glinda: "I might try it for awhile,-just to see how it seems, you know. But if I don't like being a girl you must promise to change me into a boy again."
"Really," said the Sorceress, "that is beyond my magic. I never deal in transformations, for they are not honest, and no respectable sorceress likes to make things appear to be what they are not. Only unscrupulous witches use the art, and therefore I must ask Mombi to effect your release from her charm, and restore you to your proper form. It will be the last opportunity she will have to practice magic."” source

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