A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization. The Romantic Manifesto p. 74 (pb 93)

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An artist does not fake reality--he *stylizes* it. From the article "Art and Sense of Life" in The Romantic Manifesto

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Art is the indespensible medium for the communication of a moral idea. The Romantic Manifesto

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Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

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Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplacable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. Atlas Shrugged

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Doctors are not servants of their patients, they are traders like everyone else in a free society and they should bear that title proudly considering the crucial importance of the services they offer.

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Guilt is a rope that wears thin.

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Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing buy rational actions. Atlas Shrugged

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He had a big head and a face so ugly it became almost fascinating.

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He was guilty of nothing, except that he earned his own fortune and never forgot that it was his. Atlas Shrugged

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