“[Dean] “My dear fellow, who will let you?” [Roark] “That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”
My hands . . . My spirit . . . My sky . . . My forest . . . This earth of mine . . .
An honest man is one who knows that he can’t consume more than he has produced.
Man's motive power is his moral code.
His convictions to the wishes of others, be it the whole.
We waste our energy fighting one another, instead of presenting a common front to the world.
A culture is made or destroyed by its articulate voices.
And suddenly that we were laughing out loud, laughing as if there were no power left in us save laughter.
Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes.
That which exists possesses identity; he could keep it out of existence by refusing to identify it.
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
A spirit, too, needs fuel. It can't run dry.
Their eyes were dark and hard and glowing, with no fear in them, no kindness and no guilt.
And man will go on. Man, not men.
You don't know how hard I've tried to be left standing all by myself.
Sacrifice is the surrender of that which you value in favour of which you don’t.
Today we have discovered the word that could not be said. "I"
You are damned, and we wish to share your damnation.
We didn't really have to take everything so seriously, did we ?
But their eyes were as cold blue glass buttons.
The world you desire can be won. It exists.. It is real.. It is possible.. It's yours.
I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build!
A culture is made — or destroyed — by its articulate voices.
You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
I will not die, it's the world that will end.
It is a sin to write this.
There can be no justification for choosing any part of that which one knows to be evil.
He never felt loneliness except when he was happy.
It's so graceless, being a martyr. It's honouring your adversaries too much.