Quotes


“She seemed too fragile to exist; but that very fragility spoke of some frightening strength which held her anchored to existence with a body insufficient to reality…”

-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


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

-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


“She was dazzling – alight; it was agony to comprehend her beauty in a glance.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned


“There were pauses that seemed about to shatter and were only to be snatched back to oblivion by the tightening of his arms about her and the sense that she was resting there as a caught, gossamer feather, drifted in out of the dark.”

-F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned


“And the dilutions of his letters with affectionate diminutives began to be mechanical and unspontaneous…”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned


“He felt that to succeed here the idea of success must grasp and limit his mind.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned


“They stood silently before each other for a moment, and she thought that the most beautiful words were those which were not needed.”

-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


“I don’t know which is the greater strength: to accept all this for you – or to love you so much that the rest is beyond acceptance. I don’t know. I love you too much.”

-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


“But to be conventional is the only abnormality possible between us.”

-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


“There is a kind of dignity in a renunciation of dignity openly admitted.”

-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


“No man can give another the capacity to think. Ye that capacity is our only means of survival.”

-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


“Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”

-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


“He wondered whether the peculiar solemnity of looking at the sky comes, not from what one contemplates, but from that uplift of one’s head.”

-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


“Never love a wild thing, Mr. Bell.”

-Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s


“…our understanding of each other had reached that sweet epth where two people communicate more often insilence than in words…”

-Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s


“Oh, Jesus God. We did belong to each other. He was mine.”

-Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s


“You keep them a stranger, a stranger who’s a friend.”

-Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s


“If we understand that, and act on it, not only will life be more satisfying, right off, but our grandchildren, or our great grandchildren, might possibly see a different and marvelous world.”

-Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States


“And in such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners.”

-Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States


“However, [history] rushes on, as it always did, with two forces racing toward the future, one splendidly uniformed, the other ragged but inspired.”

-Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States

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