This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... given in Atlas Shrugged — in the scene when Galt, knowing he is about to be arrested, tells Dagny: “If they get the slightest suspicion of what we are to each other, they will have you on a torture rack — I mean, physical torture — before my eyes, in less than a week. I am not going to wait for that. At the first mention of a threat to you, I will kill myself and stop them rig ht there. ... 1 don’t have to tell you that if I do it, it won’t be an act of self-sacrifice. 1 do not care to live on their terms. I do not care to obey them and I do not care to see you en...
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