Sunday, May 5, 2019

Lexicon: the Second-Hander 1/5

 -  Robert Douglas as Ellsworth Toohey in
"The Fountainhead" (1949) - Wiki  -
Isn’t that the root of every despicable action? Not selfishness, but precisely the absence of a self. Look at them. The man who cheats and lies, but preserves a respectable front. He knows himself to be dishonest, but others think he’s honest and he derives his self-respect from that, second-hand.