Your professor of structural engineering acted quite the crusader on your behalf.
It said: "Architecture is not a business, not a career, but a crusade and a consecration to a joy that justifies the existence of the earth."
I have no patience with visionaries who see a holy crusade in architecture for architecture’s sake.
He contended that the family was a bourgeois institution; but he made no issue of it and did not crusade for free love.
Gail Wynand was away, sailing his yacht through the Indian Ocean, and Alvah Scarret was stuck for a crusade.
It led to a crusade against sweatshops, headed by the best women of the city.
He staged a crusade against a shady streetcar monopoly and caused it to lose its franchise; the franchise was granted to a shadier group, controlled by Gail Wynand.
Nobody would have felt an urge to crusade about a building; but religion had been attacked; the press agent had prepared the ground too well, the spring of public attention was wound, a great many people could make use of it.
The other pages ran a crusade against utility companies; a daily horoscope; extracts from church sermons; recipes for young brides; pictures of girls with beautiful legs; advice on how to hold a husband; a baby contest; a poem proclaiming that to wash dishes was nobler than to write a symphony; an article proving that a woman who had borne a child was automatically a saint.
They were an army and it was a crusade.
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But Wynand spoke of his crusade, impersonally, almost as if it did not concern Roark at all.
Dominique, which will be worse for him—to lose you or to lose his crusade?
He was leading his greatest crusade—with the help of finks, drifters, drunkards, and humble drudges too passive to quit.
Alvah Scarret had found a crusade to which he devoted himself with the truest fervor he had ever experienced.
We’ll see," said Wynand contemptuously—and continued his private crusade.