Some mornings, when she awakened in her bedroom, she heard the explosions of blasting at the granite quarry. She stretched, her arms flung back above her head on the white silk pillow, and she listened. It was the sound of destruction and she liked it.
— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need to discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world—to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.
— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead (via lovedbyapollo)
…do people sleep a lot because they’re tired or because they want to escape from something?
— Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead (via fleeting—thoughts)
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead (via anamorphosis-and-isolate)