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- "What are you doing here?" asked Rearden, in the tone one would use to address a menial caught in a drawing room.2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (25% in)
- The man who retires from public life, to think, but not to share his thoughts-the man who chooses to spend his years in the obscurity of menial employment, keeping to himself the fire of his mind, never giving it form, expression or reality, refusing to bring it into a world he despises-the man who is defeated by revulsion, the man who renounces before he has started, the man who gives up rather than give in, the man who functions at a fraction of his capacity, disarmed by his longing...3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (72% in)
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