Southeast-Brewster Patch (NY)
Wynand learned something essential to his later success in his youth. If he ever hoped to be able to say “I do run things around here,” then he would have to bow his head for now. He must bide his time. He must wait. He learned to swallow his pride even when he had to take orders from the inept. Wynand decided to show the utmost respect for his superiors even when he did not have a feeling of deep admiration for them elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements—he was respectful even when that respect was not genuinely felt.
After years of obediently kowtowing, after decades of paying careful attention to his place, Wynand was finally able to say “I do run things around here.” The same is true for anyone.
Her father really wants her to connect with one of the Ivy League-bound boys at Kellerman’s, but none of them share her desire to pursue a social justice lifestyle. (To wit: when one of these jerks hands her a copy of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, Baby’s like, “Fuck you, bro.”)
…contains numerous examples of this. Such books as “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” read more like libertarian propaganda pamphlets than novels, and their characters come off as cartoonish. On the left and…
Times-News (Erie, PA)
There’s an autographed photo of Raymond Hood, the designer of Rockefeller Center, who’s thought to be the model for architect Peter Keating in Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.”