That's a great quote from the book that my mom is reading outloud to my brother and I, The Man Who Was Thursday By G.K. Chesterton.
It describes the voice of the leader of the supreme anarchist council, an organization into which a police detective has intruded, having been elected to it by a very strange circumstance. Each of the members is known by the name of one of the days of the week. So Gabriel Syme is now in the awkward position of being on the supreme Anarchist council without any friends and unable, due to an oath of honor, to inform any policeman of his predicament. But perhaps he is not as alone as he thought.....
He begins to make friends and together they decide to attempt to stop the orginization of anarchists who are on their way to ruling the world.
We are in the midst of this unusual novel right now, and it really keeps you on the edge of your seat.
I really like it so far and I highly recommend it.