The Fountainhead - Howard Roark Speech (Ayn Rand)

Author: Ayn Rand

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Lydia Nolan This is true of the creator, what he does, though not necessarily what he thinks...If he is that thoughtless about others, it is a sure way to bring on the inevitable end of his time and the time of his contemporaries, though they all may reach much further than the last attempt for utopia...

That which the "Creative" calls "Parasite" need only readjust such a self-centered opinion of others. They are not like those "creators," it's true. But if they can accept their places, there is a place for these kinds of people also. They are called expansionists...this is where the administrators, teachers, the critics, the builders (who build on the foundation of the creative) are found. It's not a shame to be in this list of valid people, just different, though there would be nothing to work upon, had there not been a Creative person in the first place.

So, ALL should aspire to be creative, but only some may amount to such a place, which is why Capitalism was best represented for such a philosophical vision.


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