quicksand foundations of emotion.
You say I am ruthless and judgmental, claim I have no heart. To you I ask; has your heart grown so large of your inability to form a concrete stance that your eyes no longer see I am speaking with my heart, but not before I had thought with my mind? My heart may be large yet it is filled with the concrete foundations of thought. Your heart may be large yet it is filled with the quicksand...
I live not for you; neither shall you live for me....
I promise to stand alongside you. Today, tomorrow, until then. I however refuse to pick you up when you are down, to carry you when you are weak, to pull you into the wind when you can walk no more. A master and lord, I am not. A slave and serf, you will not be. I will not enter into the relationship of producer and consumer. It is within each of us as individual units in a two party...
The importance of that experience is not in what he learns from it, but in that...– Ayn Rand - “The Goal of My Writing” - The Romantic Manifesto
By a selective re-creation, art isolates and integrates those aspects of reality...– Ayn Rand - “The Psycho-Epistemology of Art” - The Romantic Manifesto
Gail, if this boat was sinking, I’d give my life to save you. Not because it’s...– Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead (via brainspam)
Enano Gautama: "Open Mind" and "Closed Mind" →
enanogautama: [There is a] dangerous little catch phrase which advises you to keep an “open mind.” This is a very ambiguous term—as demonstrated by a man who once accused a famous politician of having “a wide open mind.” That term is an anti-concept: it is usually taken to mean an objective, unbiased approach to ideas, but it is used as a call for perpetual skepticism, for holding no firm...
It is unjust that the whole of society should contribute towards an expence of...– Adam Smith
Poverty is not a mortgage on the labor of others - misfortune is not a mortgage...– Ayn Rand
The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man’s rights, which...– Ayn Rand
topherchris: laughingsquid: Sub City New York, What You See Emerging From a Subway Station Some of the best NYC Porn I’ve ever seen. I love that moment. So incredible and always new.