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mortgage
used in Atlas Shrugged

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a real estate loan; or to offer real estate as collateral for a loan

(collateral is something that has to be given to the lender if the loan isn't paid as agreed)
  • Because I'd mortgage the system to build a branch to any district around Ellis Wyatt.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (81% in)
  • Two-thirds of the rest was a loan he himself had granted to Larkin, a mortgage he had accepted on his own mines...... And the government money, he thought suddenly, the money now given to him as payment for his property, where had that come from?
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (16% in)
  • Well, the last legal owner of the factory was The People's Mortgage Company, of Rome, Wisconsin.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (1% in)
  • That Mortgage Company was a sort of noisy outfit that did a lot of advertising about easy credit.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (1% in)
  • Nobody knew where he came from and nobody knows where he's gone to now, but what they discovered, the morning after The People's Mortgage Company collapsed, was that Mark Yonts had sold the Twentieth Century Motor factory to a bunch of suckers from South Dakota, and that he'd also given it as collateral for a loan from a bank in Illinois.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (1% in)
  • That's how it stands now-the South Dakotans and the bank and the attorney for the creditors of The People's Mortgage Company all suing one another, all claiming this factory, and nobody having the right to move a wheel in it, except that there's no wheels left to move.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (2% in)
  • I have no mortgage on you, no collateral, no guns, no chains.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (35% in)
  • Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to "produce it.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (80% in)
  • Ability was like a mortgage on you that you could never pay off.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (21% in)
  • , she would take a harder beating with each step of her climb, until, at the end, whatever she reached, be it a copper company or an unmortgaged cottage, she would see it seized by Jim on some September 2 and she would see it vanish to pay for the parties where Jim made his deals with his friends.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (93% in)
  • Perish, because we have learned that a zero cannot hold a mortgage over life.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (34% in)
  • It is pain, regardless of its nature or cause, pain as a primary absolute, that gives you a mortgage on all of existence.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (45% in)
  • But to help a man who has no virtues, to help him on the ground of his suffering as such, to accept his faults, his need, as a claim —is to accept the mortgage of a zero on your values.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (86% in)
  • "Now," said Galt, "do you see what I meant when I said that a zero can't hold a mortgage over life?
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (57% in)
  • It's I who'd have to grant you that kind of mortgage-and I don't.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (57% in)

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