Owen Barfield on conversation

To Plato, dialogue was a tokos–a begetting; the words of one speaker were conceived of as merely the instruments by which true thinking, itself beyond words, was ‘begotten’ or generated in another.”

               In “Speech, Reason and Imagination” (in Romanticism Comes of Age) by Owen Barfield

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