- And Ellsworth's a man of culture, an idealist, not a dirty radical off a soapbox, he's so friendly and witty, and what an erudition!4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (51% in)
- He considered Guy Francon an impractical idealist; he was not restrained by an Classic dogma; he was much more skillful and liberal: he built anything.1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (10% in)
- "Well, I've always heard, from everybody, that he's a sort of saint, the one pure idealist, utterly incorruptible and..."1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (43% in)
- When he came to New York, he was preceded by a small, private fame; a few trickles of rumor had seeped down from Harvard about an unusual person named Ellsworth Toohey; a few people, among the extreme intellectuals and the extremely wealthy, heard these rumors and promptly forgot what they heard, but remembered the name; it remained in their minds with a vague connotation of such things as brilliance, courage, idealism.2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (54% in)
- "You make out a good case, Gail, and I wouldn't know what to say against it, I don't know where you're wrong, but it doesn't sound right to me, because Ellsworth Toohey—now don't misunderstand me, I don't agree with Toohey's political views at all, I know he's a radical, but on the other hand you've got to admit that he's a great idealist with a heart as big as a house—well, Ellsworth Toohey said..."4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (90% in)
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