| Quote #4
He approached, stopped, looked at her and smiled.
Members of Galt's crowd tend to say what they think, but they also communicate nonverbally. How is their nonverbal communication different from the nonverbal communication and body language of the looters?
| Quote #5
"Do you want us to quote all the things you said?"
Dagny doesn't often get to be this funny, so this scene is memorable. She mocks the reporters by throwing the words they use to insult her back in their faces.
| Quote #6
Orren Boyle and Bertram Scudder were men who used words as a public instrument, to be avoided in the privacy of one's own mind. Words were a commitment, carrying implications which they did not wish to face. (126.96.36.199)
Words are part of the looters' avoidance tactics. They conceal the looters' true purposes not only from others but from themselves.