* Hank's bantering with Tony "Wet-Nurse".
* When Francisco meets a professor of "modern" philosophy, and admirer of the latter notes that the doctor proclaims that "everything is nothing". [[GentlemanSnarker Francisco snarks,]] "He should know more about that than anyone."
* Hugh Akston tells Ragnar, a man known for daring pirate raids and blowing up steel mills, to ''not sit on the ground'' because it's dangerous. Doubles as a Crowning Moment Of Sweet.
* When Quentin Daniels arrives at the valley, he is so excited about learning from John Galt that the latter immediately orders him to go back to Midas Mulligan's house and sleep for twenty-four hours.
* Lillian telling Hank she slept with James Taggart, his reaction (or lack thereof), and her reaction to his reaction. Sorry, Ms. Rand, but it pushes my WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief that even Lillian could be ''that'' clueless.
** The idea is supposed to be that, with her evil plan (involving helping the villains blackmail Hank) completely in shambles, she suffered a VillainousBreakdown and sought to give him one last big "F-U". And Hank frankly doesn't give a darn, which makes the breakdown worse.