“Most people build as they live–as a matter of routine and senseless accident. But a few understand that building is a great symbol. We live in our minds, and existence
is the attempt to bring that life into physical reality, to state it in gesture and form. For the man who understands this, a house he owns is a statement
of his life. If he doesn’t build, when he has the means, it’s because his life has not been what he wanted.”
- Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead