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Thus Quoth – 4.2.11


GK Chesterton

Anyone who has known true comradeship in a club or in a regiment, knows that it is impersonal.  There is a pedantic phrase used in debating clubs which is strictly true to the masculine emotion; they call it ‘speaking to the question.’ 

Women speak to each other; men speak to the subject they are speaking about.  Many an honest man has sat in a ring of his five best friends under heaven and forgotten who was in the room while he explained some system.  This is not peculiar to intellectual men; men are all theoretical, whether they are talking about God or about golf.

— What’s Wrong with the World


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