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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Because I’d mortgage the system to build a branch to any district around Ellis Wyatt.
  • Well, the last legal owner of the factory was The People’s Mortgage Company, of Rome, Wisconsin.
  • That Mortgage Company was a sort of noisy outfit that did a lot of advertising about easy credit.
  • I have no mortgage on you, no collateral, no guns, no chains.
  • Two-thirds of the rest was a loan he himself had granted to Larkin, a mortgage he had accepted on his own mines…… And the government money, he thought suddenly, the money now given to him as payment for his property, where had that come from?
  • Ability was like a mortgage on you that you could never pay off.
  • That’s how it stands now-the South Dakotans and the bank and the attorney for the creditors of The People’s Mortgage Company all suing one another, all claiming this factory, and nobody having the right to move a wheel in it, except that there’s no wheels left to move.
  • Perish, because we have learned that a zero cannot hold a mortgage over life.
  • It is pain, regardless of its nature or cause, pain as a primary absolute, that gives you a mortgage on all of existence.
  • It’s I who’d have to grant you that kind of mortgage-and I don’t.
  • But to help a man who has no virtues, to help him on the ground of his suffering as such, to accept his faults, his need, as a claim —is to accept the mortgage of a zero on your values.
  • Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to "produce it.
  • "Now," said Galt, "do you see what I meant when I said that a zero can’t hold a mortgage over life?
  • Nobody knew where he came from and nobody knows where he’s gone to now, but what they discovered, the morning after The People’s Mortgage Company collapsed, was that Mark Yonts had sold the Twentieth Century Motor factory to a bunch of suckers from South Dakota, and that he’d also given it as collateral for a loan from a bank in Illinois.

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  • We are the proud owners of a new home and a $100,000 mortgage.
  • But that includes the last payment on the mortgage.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman

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