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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Such a being is a metaphysical monstrosity, struggling to oppose, negate and contradict the fact of his own existence, running blindly amuck on a trail of destruction, capable of nothing but pain.
  • He knew that the specific reason behind the Plan was Orren Boyle; he knew that the working of an intricate mechanism, operated by pull, threat, pressure, blackmail-a mechanism like an irrational adding machine run amuck and throwing up any chance sum at the whim of any moment-had happened to add up to Boyle’s pressure upon these men to extort for him this last piece of plunder.
  • …it …. and you won’t stand for it …. They’re afraid this one’s going to be too much for everybody …. it’s just a plan to skin you alive, that’s all …. So they want to make it look like you’re starving your workers …. and the workers are running amuck and you’re unable to control them …. and the government’s got to step in for your own protection and for public safety …. That’s going to be their pitch, Mr. Rearden …." Rearden was noticing the torn flesh of the boy’s hands, the drying mud…
  • They’re only one step away from open violence-hell, they’ve taken the step and sealed and declared it long ago!-but in one more moment they’ll see the full reality of what they’ve taken, exploding in their damned faces-plain, open, blind, arbitrary, blood shedding violence, running amuck, hitting anything and anyone at random.

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