403 – “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

-Ayn Rand [Paraphrase, see Source Notes]

Quote Number: 166

Source: The paraphrase is from Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead.

Source Notes: You can read a through explanation here, but here is the paraphrased quote:

An hour ago the Dean had wished that this interview would proceed as calmly as possible. Now he wished that Roark would display some emotion; it seemed unnatural for him to be so quietly natural in the circumstances. “Do you mean to tell me that you’re thinking seriously of building that way, when and if you are an architect?”
“Yes.”
“My dear fellow, who will let you?”
“That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”

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