I wonder, which way did Hugo with yesterday’s quote? Ha!
Okay, my bad with the pun. The quote from yesterday was from Les Miserables by some guy named Victor Something-or-other. Weird fact for you: Ayn Rand was all about some Victor Hugo. She also totally dug Saint Thomas Aquinas, which is super bizarro given the whole Objectivism deal she preached.
So here’s a quote from a Rand novel–the only Rand novel I really liked. It’s not so much from a maniacal big bad, but more from the douchebag who is always up in Howard Roark’s business. Incidentally, I thought that Roark was the only protagonist she ever wrote that was actually believable.
“Do you always have to have a purpose? Do you always have to be so damn serious? Can’t you ever do things without reason, just like everybody else? You’re so serious, so old. Everything’s important with you. Everything’s great, significant in some way, every minute, even when you keep still. Can’t you ever be comfortable–and unimportant?”