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The Fountainhead
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  • Its integrity is to follow its own truth, its one single theme, and to serve its own single purpose.
  • But he always looked for a central theme in buildings and he looked for a central impulse in men.

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  • 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.
  • It’s startling to see the same elements used in two compositions with opposite themes.
  • Given the theme of "School Days—The Golden Age," Johnny came through with a masterly essay on how he hated school and why.
  • He brought his audience to tears in one of his greatest oratorical triumphs with the theme of "The meek shall inherit the earth."
  • Everything about you in that statue is the theme of exaltation.
  • But your own theme is suffering.
  • We are two variations on the same theme, shall we say?
  • Its one basic theme.

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  • "A building creates its own beauty, and its ornament is derived from the rules of its theme and its structure," Cameron had said.
  • "A building needs no beauty, no ornament and no theme," said the new architects.
  • But the sense of isolation remained, like a theme declared and to be preserved through all their future days.
  • I consider these as part of my building’s theme and problem, as my building’s material—just as I consider bricks and steel.
  • He thought: It doesn’t matter—it will not last—I’ll be back when the wave swings on to another theme—I think I’d rather sit this one out.
  • He turned the pages until he came to an article on the general theme of summer resorts, most of which was a description of Monadnock Valley.
  • Haven’t you been able to catch their theme song—’Give up, give up, give up, give up’?
  • He had noticed the cautious "slanting" of news stories, the half-hints, the vague allusions, the peculiar adjectives peculiarly placed, the stressing of certain themes, the insertion of political conclusions where none was needed.
  • But they were like variations of a single theme, like a symphony played by an inexhaustible imagination, and one could still hear the laughter of the force that had been let loose on them, as if that force had run, unrestrained, challenging itself to be spent, but had never reached its end.
  • "Yes," said Keating, "that was my abstract theme, when I designed the building—the great masses and the flowers of culture.

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as in: theme of the novel Define
a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done -- especially in a literary or artistic work
as in: musical theme Define
the initial or primary melody of a musical composition or (as in "theme song") music that is most repeated in a film, television series, or other theatrical production
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