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The Fountainhead
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  • Not in a mood for abstract speculation?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It's no use explaining abstract ideals to me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Peter Keating had never felt the need to formulate abstract convictions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He felt uplifted by the knowledge of his own capacity to respond to the abstract, the profound, the ideal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And Keating knew that Toohey knew he had never thought of any abstract theme until he'd read that article, and more: that Toohey approved again.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • First, he felt that abstract theories were nonsense, and if the customers wanted this particular kind, it was perfectly safe to give it to them, and good business, besides.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The men who had gathered every word he cared to drop about the stock market, real estate, advertising, politics, had no interest in his opinion on art, greatness and abstract justice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But there were men who were impressed by the simple fact that Roark had built a place which made money for owners who didn't want to make money; this was more convincing than abstract artistic discussions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Yes," said Keating, "that was my abstract theme, when I designed the building—the great masses and the flowers of culture.  (not reviewed by editor)

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