Thinking About Thinking
“The Intelligentsia of the artistic and vaguely anarchic clubs was indeed a very strange world. and the strangest thing about it, I fancy, was that, while it thought a great deal about thinking, it did not think.
“Everything seemed to come at second or third hand; from Nietzsche or Tolstoy or Ibsen or Shaw; and there was a pleasant atmosphere of discussing all these things, without any particular sense of responsibility for coming to any conclusion on them.”
Autobiography of G. K. Chesterton: G. K. Chesterton: 9780786101726: Books