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- Should the soul vanish from the earth, the motors would stop, because that is the power which keeps them going-not the oil under the floor under her feet, the oil that would then become primeval ooze again-not the steel cylinders that would become stains of rust on the walls of the caves of shivering savages-the power of a living mind —the power of thought and choice and purpose.1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (81% in)
- They looked as if they had come to this room at the price of countless evasions, to let it help them pretend that theirs was still a civilized existence-but an act o£ primeval violence had blasted the nature of their world into the open and they were no longer able not to see.3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (29% in)
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