From the Funtainhead #1/Notes from my Schizoid blog
The book is full of memorable scenes & dialogues. It’s my endeavour to capture all these schzoid vs normal moments from the novel.
Snapshots of a ‘Normal’ person’s life & motives:
(Dialogue between Peter Keating & Dominique : Page 424)
“What do we do tomorrow night?” he asked.
“We have the Palmers for dinner tomorrow night,” she said.
“Oh, Christ!” he moaned.’They’re such awful bores! Why do we have to have them?”
“We have to have the Palmers,” she said, “so that we can get the commission for their new store building. We have to get the commission so that we can entertain the Eddingtons for dinner on saturday. The Eddingtons have no commissions to give, but they’re in the Social Register. The Palmers bore you and the Eddingtons snub you. But you have to flatter people whom you despise in order to impress people who despise you.”
~~The Schizoids seem to have broken this vicious circle of meaningless, boring socialising.