"I believe in no God, no invisible man in the sky. But there is something more powerful than each of us, a combination of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us. But it is only when we struggle in our own interest that the chain pulls society in the right direction. The chain is too powerful and too mysterious for any government to guide. Any man who tells you different either has his hand in your pocket, or a pistol to your neck."
Rapture's creator and the owner of Ryan Industries, Andrew Ryan is without a doubt the most important man in the city. As he grew progressively more disillusioned with the surface world, he devoted all his resources to the creation of Rapture, where his capitalist and Objectivist values could become the lifeblood of such a city. His office in Rapture Central Control has some of the best security measures possible. Despite his hatred of the censor, it's clear that those who publicly oppose Ryan's ideals have a tendency to disappear.
"I'm not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. These people will liberate themselves."
"The children must remain functional to be effective producers of ADAM. I had hoped we could place them into vegetative state, so they would be more pliable. I find being around them very uncomfortable. Even with those things implanted in their bellies, they are still children. They play, and sing. Sometimes they look at me, and they don't stop. Sometimes they smile."
The geneticist who contributed heavily to the commercial manufacturing and production of ADAM worked closely with Frank Fontaine and Dr. Yi Suchong up until Ryan Industries seized Fontaine Futuristics. Tenenbaum can also be credited for the creation of the Little Sisters as an ingenious method of recycling ADAM throughout the city. As great as her contributions to Rapture have been, leaving Ryan Industries was not a popular move, and her odd behavior has begun to gain attention in the public eye despite Ryan's intent to sweep it under the rug.
"These sad saps. They come to Rapture thinking they're gonna be captains of industry, but they all forget that somebody's gotta scrub the toilets. What an angle they gave me. I hand these mugs a cot and a bowl of soup, and they give me their lives. Who needs an army when I got Fontaine's Home for the Poor?"
"ADAM is a canvas of genetic modification, but plasmids are the paint."
"Time was you could get something decent on the radio. The artist has a duty to seduce the ear and delight the spirit."
"Today Arcadia was closed off to all but paying customers. The man hires me to build a forest at the bottom of the ocean, and then turns a walk in the woods into a luxury...I started to argue with the man and then I remembered who signed my checks. Only thing worse than a hypocrite is an unemployed one."
"Hanging now, is it? That's what we've come to? Now look, I don't make the laws here, I just enforce them. But I didn't come to Rapture to string men up for running contraband. If Ryan and his crew have their law, then they can have my badge."
"Ryan nationalized Fontaine Futuristics - he owns it now, lock, stock and barrel. For the good of the city, he says. He'll break it up in due time, he says. I've resigned from the council and lodged me letter of protest, but that's just pissing in the wind. It'll be war, I say...unless somebody stops Ryan and right fast."
"We all come down here, figured we'd all be part of Ryan's Great Chain. Turns out Ryan's chain is made of gold, and ours are the sort with the big iron ball around your ankle."
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