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Screenshot of Catherine Coulson as Margaret Lanterman, the Log Lady, from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.
© Lynch/Frost & Twin Peaks Productions.
Margaret Lanterman, The Log Lady
By the time of Laura Palmer’s murder, the Log Lady is a well-known town figure in Twin Peaks. She always carries with her a small log, with which she seems to have a psychic connection.
Many in town regard her as crazy but Margaret Lanterman doesn’t care. She likes to tell people what her log sees.
Margaret Lanterman – Quotes
“One day my log will have something to say about this. My log saw something that night.”
“Come on then. My log does not judge.”
“He met the devil. The devil took the form of fire. Fire is the devil hiding like a coward in the smoke.”
“This cherry pie is a miracle.”
“I carry a log — yes. Is it funny to you? It is not to me. Behind all things are reasons. Reasons can even explain the absurd.”
“When this kind of fire starts, it is very hard to put out. The tender boughs of innocence burn first, and the wind rises, and then all goodness is in jeopardy.”