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Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "No speech is ever considered, but only the speaker. It's so much easier to pass judgement on a man than on an idea."

No speech is ever considered, but only the speaker. It's so much easier to pass judgement on a man than on an idea.




Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "And, after all, you’ve got to live.”“Not that way, ” said Roark."

And, after all, you’ve got to live.”“Not that way, ” said Roark.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack"

A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "I’ll listen if you want me to... But I think I should tell you now that nothing you can say will make any difference. If you don’t mind that, I don’t mind listening."

I’ll listen if you want me to... But I think I should tell you now that nothing you can say will make any difference. If you don’t mind that, I don’t mind listening.




Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder?"

To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder?



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing."

Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."

Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.




Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "A house can have integrity, just like a person, ' said Roark, 'and just as seldom."

A house can have integrity, just like a person, ' said Roark, 'and just as seldom.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "I take the only desire one can really permit oneself. Freedom, Alvah, freedom.”“You call that freedom?”“To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing."

I take the only desire one can really permit oneself. Freedom, Alvah, freedom.”“You call that freedom?”“To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "This is pity, ” he thought, and then he lifted his head in wonder. He thought that there must be something terribly wrong with a world in which this monstrous feeling is called a virtue."

This is pity, ” he thought, and then he lifted his head in wonder. He thought that there must be something terribly wrong with a world in which this monstrous feeling is called a virtue.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "But, you see, it's not what you do that matters really. It's only you.""Me what?""Just you here. Or you in the city. Or you somewhere in the world. I don't know. Just that."

But, you see, it's not what you do that matters really. It's only you.""Me what?""Just you here. Or you in the city. Or you somewhere in the world. I don't know. Just that.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "What is kinder--to believe the best of people and burden them with a nobility beyond their endurance--or to see them as they are, and accept it because it makes them comfortable?"

What is kinder--to believe the best of people and burden them with a nobility beyond their endurance--or to see them as they are, and accept it because it makes them comfortable?




Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea."

Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "My real soul...? It’s real only when it’s independent..."

My real soul...? It’s real only when it’s independent...



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Roark spoke quietly. He was the only man in the room who felt certain of his own words."

Roark spoke quietly. He was the only man in the room who felt certain of his own words.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments."

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "You never wanted me to be real. You never wanted anyone to be. But you didn’t want me to show it. You wanted an act to help your act..."

You never wanted me to be real. You never wanted anyone to be. But you didn’t want me to show it. You wanted an act to help your act...



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "...Opinion without a rational process."

...Opinion without a rational process.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "...the best is a matter of standards—and I set my own standards."

...the best is a matter of standards—and I set my own standards.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "It’s a law of survival, isn’t it?—to seek the best. I didn’t come for your sake. I came for mine."

It’s a law of survival, isn’t it?—to seek the best. I didn’t come for your sake. I came for mine.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Great men can’t be ruled... The great is the rare, the difficult, the exceptional."

Great men can’t be ruled... The great is the rare, the difficult, the exceptional.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "You can fake virtue for an audience. You can’t fake it in your own eyes. Your ego is your strictest judge. They run from it. They spend their lives running."

You can fake virtue for an audience. You can’t fake it in your own eyes. Your ego is your strictest judge. They run from it. They spend their lives running.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you."

I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "I’m not capable of suffering completely. I never have. It goes only down to a certain point and then it stops. As long as there is that untouched point, it’s not really pain."

I’m not capable of suffering completely. I never have. It goes only down to a certain point and then it stops. As long as there is that untouched point, it’s not really pain.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Happiness is self-contained and self-sufficient. Happy men have no time and no use for you. Happy men are free men."

Happiness is self-contained and self-sufficient. Happy men have no time and no use for you. Happy men are free men.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "To say "I love you" one must know first how to say the "I"."

To say "I love you" one must know first how to say the "I".



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "She found a dark satisfaction in pain—because that pain came from him."

She found a dark satisfaction in pain—because that pain came from him.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "A desire to choose the hardest might be a confession of weakness in itself."

A desire to choose the hardest might be a confession of weakness in itself.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "I love doing it. Every building is like a person. Single and unrepeatable."

I love doing it. Every building is like a person. Single and unrepeatable.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Self-sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed."

Self-sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Men hate passion, any great passion. Henry Cameron made a mistake : he loved his work. That was why he fought. That was why he lost."

Men hate passion, any great passion. Henry Cameron made a mistake : he loved his work. That was why he fought. That was why he lost.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "All that which proceeds from man’s independent ego is good. All that which proceeds from man’s dependence upon men is evil."

All that which proceeds from man’s independent ego is good. All that which proceeds from man’s dependence upon men is evil.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Keating stood still, because he understood for the first time what it was that artists spoke about when they spoke of beauty."

Keating stood still, because he understood for the first time what it was that artists spoke about when they spoke of beauty.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "A man’s spirit is his self. That entity which is his consciousness. To think, to feel, to judge, to act are functions of the ego."

A man’s spirit is his self. That entity which is his consciousness. To think, to feel, to judge, to act are functions of the ego.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "The age of the skyscraper is gone. This is the age of the housing project. Which is always a prelude to the age of the cave."

The age of the skyscraper is gone. This is the age of the housing project. Which is always a prelude to the age of the cave.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "..it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed. It is the unsacrificed self that we must respect in man above all."

..it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed. It is the unsacrificed self that we must respect in man above all.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "Never place your punch at the beginning of a column nor at the end. Sneak it in where it's least expected. Fill a whole column with drivel, just to get in that one important line."

Never place your punch at the beginning of a column nor at the end. Sneak it in where it's least expected. Fill a whole column with drivel, just to get in that one important line.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "The unrecognized genius-that's one old story. Have you ever thought of a much worse one-the genius recognized too well?"

The unrecognized genius-that's one old story. Have you ever thought of a much worse one-the genius recognized too well?



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "You’re so beautiful, Dominique. Its such a lovely accident on God’s part that there’s one person who matches inside and out."

You’re so beautiful, Dominique. Its such a lovely accident on God’s part that there’s one person who matches inside and out.



Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead Quotes: "To be able to say "I love you", one has to be able to say "I"

To be able to say "I love you", one has to be able to say "I