“Don’t you think that she’s the most wonderful woman in the world?”
“Wonderful? In what way?”
“The most beautiful and the most free. She almost seems like the creature of a different species. Don’t you feel that?”
“No, I can’t say that I do. If you compare her with other women of her age you will see that the particulars in which she differs from them are infinitesimal compared with the points of similarity. A few millimetres here and a few millimetres there, such variations are inevitable in the human reproductive system; but in all her essential functions–her digestion, for example–she conforms to type.”

-Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall


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