“He was a very young man. He had just graduated from college - in the spring of the year 1935 - and he wanted to decide whether life was worth living. He did not know this was the question in his mind. He did not think of dying. He thought only that he wished to find joy and reason and meaning in life - and that none had been offered to him anywhere”—Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
“Maybe I’m tired of the game;
Of coming up short of the rules, of the shame
And maybe you feel that way too.
I see me in you.
A girl full of anger and hope,
A girl with a mother who just couldn’t cope
A girl who felt caught
And thought no one could see
That maybe one day she’ll be free.”—Maybe, Next To Normal