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“It’s the things that we admire or want that enslave us.”

The film and novel focus on Howard Roark, an individualistic young architect who chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision, following his battle to practice what the public sees as modern architecture, which he believes to be superior, despite an establishment centered on tradition-worship. 85 more words

Sociology

I Have Been a Writer

I have been a writer since sixth grade. A quick response to the common question, What do you want to be? (For the record, my teacher, whose name I fortunately cannot remember, then also quickly said, No, no I mean, what do you really want to be, like for a career?  235 more words

Writing

Reading and All-Knowing Space Gods

Right now one of the several books that I am reading is L. Fletcher Prouty’s JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. 350 more words

I regret nothing. There have been things I missed, but I ask no questions, because I have loved it, such as it has been, even the moments of emptiness, even the unanswered-and that I loved it, that is the unanswered in my life.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Fiction

Art Quote: The Impossible Integrity of Art

“Do you know what you’re actually in love with? Integrity. The impossible. The clean, consistent, reasonable, self-faithful, the all-of-one-style, like a work of art. That’s the only field where it can be found–art. 20 more words

Art

Pentadic Criticism of The Fountainhead

I consider Kenneth Burke to be the hero of postmodern criticism due to his Pentadic Criticism. The previous mainstream form of rhetorical criticism was the… 637 more words

Writing

The epic battle of Ayn Rand vs. Larry David

Every male I knew engaged in the epic battle argument that speculated about which of their heroes would win in a fight.  Every male I knew, in youth, would hit every male they knew with the questions: “Who would win if Godzilla and King Kong were to engage in an epic battle?   893 more words

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