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materialistic
used in Atlas Shrugged

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concerned with wealth and possessions at the expense of other interests
  • Our culture has sunk into a bog of materialism.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (20% in)
  • As witness our great industries-the only accomplishment of our alleged civilization-built by vulgar materialists with the aims, the interests and the moral sense of hogs.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (28% in)
  • I'm speaking of things that can't be named in materialistic words .... the higher realms of the spirit, which man can never reach...... What's any human achievement, anyway?
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (34% in)
  • Of course, I do not expect anyone in this materialistic country to understand me.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (40% in)
  • You, the purest and most moral man among them, have been sneered at as a 'vulgar materialist.'
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (82% in)
  • What is this presumptuous little bit of rail, which crude materialists are so proud of building-compared to that eternal grandeur?
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (49% in)
  • Dagny, we who've been called 'materialists' by the killers of the human spirit, we're the only ones who know how little value or meaning there is in material objects as such, because we're the ones who create their value and meaning.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (49% in)
  • "Through all the ages," he said, "the mind has been regarded as evil, and every form of insult: from heretic to materialist to exploiterevery form of iniquity: from exile to disfranchisement to expropriation-every form of torture: from sneers to rack to firing squadhave been brought down upon those who assumed the responsibility of looking at the world through the eyes of a living consciousness and performing the crucial act of a rational connection.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (72% in)
  • Can't you rise above those petty materialistic definitions?
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (46% in)
  • You can't discuss morality in materialistic terms.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (37% in)
  • We're discussing a job in a steel plant-and, boy! is that a materialistic place!
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (37% in)
  • As products of the split between man's soul and body, there are two kinds of teachers of the Morality of Death: the mystics of spirit and the mystics of muscle, whom you call the spiritualists and the materialists, those who believe in consciousness without existence and those who believe in existence without consciousness.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (38% in)
  • You blank out the fact that most mystics of muscle started out as mystics of spirit, that they keep switching from one to the other, that the men you call materialists and spiritualists are only two halves of the same dissected human, forever seeking completion, but seeking it by swinging from the destruction of the flesh to the destruction of the soul and vice versa-that they keep running from your colleges to the slave pens of Europe to an open collapse into the mystic muck of India,...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (80% in)
  • It wasn't aimed at men like you and me, only at mindless materialists!
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (86% in)

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