"...he was a very young man. He had just graduated from college - in the spring of the year 1935 - and he wanted to decide if life was worth living. He did not know that this was the question on 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 Fountain Head
published in May 1943