Monday, December 17, 2007

Some Quotes from Fountainhead

  • "A house can have integrity, just like a person, and just as seldom."
  • "People were his protection against people. Howard Roark had no sense of people."
  • "One can't love man without hating most of the creatures who pretend to bear his name."
  • "Worry is a waste of emotional reserve."
  • "There is a stage of worship which makes the worshiper himself an object of reverence."
  • "Every form of happiness is private. Our greatest moments are personal, self-motivated, not to be touched."
  • "Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."
  • "Whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men seek a noble vision of man's nature and of life's potential."
  • "His face was closed like a safety vault; things locked in safety vaults are valuable; men did not care to feel that."
  • "Show me your achievement - and the knowledge will give me courage for mine.
  • "She could not have reached this white serenity except as the sum of all the colors, of all the violence she had known."
  • "They talked quietly, with a feeling of companionship such as that of an old married couple; as if he had possessed her body, and the wonder of it had long since been consumed, and nothing remained but an untroubled intimacy."
  • "I am a man who does not exist for others.
  • "...the person who loves everybody and feels at home everywhere is the true hater of mankind. He expects nothing of men, so no form of depravity can outrage him."
  • "I have come here to say that I do not recognize anyone's right to one minute of my life. . . . It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing."
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