* The entire first train run on the John Galt Line.
* When the villains are torturing John Galt, the machine they're using breaks down and he ''calmly tells them how to fix it''.
* Galt giving a clever {{Deconstruction}} of the old cliché of the villain (Dr. Ferris in this case) who threatens to kill innocent people unless the hero does X--and then challenging the hero with "Could you live with being responsible for their deaths?" Instead of falling for it, Galt tells him to take a ''good'' look in the mirror, and ask himself "whether ''his'' actions are ''my'' responsibility".
* Rearden's decision not to enter a plea and simply state that he doesn't recognize the court's authority to try him, followed by a harsh punishment... which is suspended entirely.
* James Taggart's [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama You-didn't-build-that]] Speech is the most awesome thing Ayn Rand ever wrote... because it proves she was either psychic or had deductive skills to rival Franchise/SherlockHolmes.
* Hank Rearden's response to his fellow businessmen who are actually ''upset'' about his CrowningMomentOfAwesome during his trial:
-->'''Hank:''' I am sorry, gentlemen, that I will be obliged to save your goddamn necks along with mine.
* Dagny's speech on the radio where she proudly declares herself Hank Rearden's mistress and snatches what the looters thought would be a great advantage right of out their grasp.
* Hank Rearden signing the Gift Certificate to protect Dagny.
* Francisco, despite the necessity of maintaining his cover as a useless loafer, is unable to stop himself from bolting into action to save Rearden's furnace when there's an accident at the mills.
** Later on, his making like a total Western {{Badass}} (which Rearden [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]]) during the faux-union riot.
* Wyatt's Torch.