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1. "(LuAnn) Whatever. That'll teach me not to build my life around a man whose favorite book is Atlas Shrugged. Listen, kid." She waggles her finger, as if scolding me. "Nothing good comes from Ayn RAnd. Trust me on this."
Author: Abby McDonald
2. "Whether or not you agree with Ayn Rand - and I have certain issues with some of her beliefs - the woman can tell a story. I mean, the novel as an art form is just in full florid bloom in 'Atlas Shrugged.' It's an unbelievable story. The characters are so compelling, and what she's saying is mind-expanding."
Author: Anne Hathaway
3. "To irrational principles, one cannot be loyal. Ideas that are not derived from reality cannot be consistently practiced in reality.--as quoted by Leonard Peikoff in "Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand"
Author: Ayn Rand
4. "One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary."=Ayn Rand"
Author: Ayn Rand
5. "It is not in a woman's best interest to rule man. I don't believe any good women would want that position." - Ayn Rand"
Author: Brooke Bida
6. "Paull has his own style, which is folksy, not canned.Religion? He's got one. His prophet's Ayn Rand.By Rand's eerie theories he's fervently gripped,So he won't do flip-flops. He long ago flipped."
Author: Calvin Trillin
7. "There were two books I remember changing my life as a introverted, bookish 14 year old. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. One was set in a fantastic world, populated by outlandish characters,tired prose, foul monsters, evil incarnate and a message about losing one's humanity. The other book was about hobbits."
Author: Christopher Odell Homsley
8. "I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand, and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged."
Author: Clarence Thomas
9. "Here's a free tip," his father says: "The feds aren't terribly impressed by infantile egoism. In fact, if Objectivism were at the center of human philosophical discourse rather than the fringes, we wouldn't be here—the Big Zap would have arrived decades ago. But I'm going to be generous and let you write down the ghost of Ayn Rand as a brain fart. I won't bring her up again if you don't."
Author: Cory Doctorow
10. "Nick chided a censor, who wished some books gone, and suggested she scan Fahrenheit 451. For the book-budget cutters, Old Claus had no plan, cause if they could read, they just read Ayn Rand."
Author: David Davis
11. "The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky."
Author: Flannery O'Connor
12. "Ayn Rand's 'philosophy' is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society.... To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil."
Author: Gore Vidal
13. "Live your life somewhere in between Ayn Rand and Mother Theresa. It's just as important to better yourself as it is to better others."
Author: Gregor Collins
14. "The dining hall in our section of campus was like something out of an Ayn Rand novel: big, utilitarian, and impersonal."
Author: Kirstie Collins Brote
15. "When I look at my friend's marriages, with their routine day-to-dayness, they actually seem far more romantic than any dating relationship might be. Dating seems romantic, but for the most part it's an extended audition. Marriage seems boring, but for the most part it's a state of comfort and acceptance. Dating is about grand romantic gestures that mean little over the long-term. Marriage is about small acts of kindness that bond you over a lifetime. It's quietly romantic. He makes her tea. She goes to the doctor appointment with him. They listen to each other's daily trivia. They put up with each other's quirks. They're there for each other."
Author: Lori Gottlieb
16. "To sum it all up, the [Ayn] Rand belief system looks like this:1. Facts are facts: things can be absolutely right or absolutely wrong, as determined by reason.2. According to my reasoning, I am absolutely right.3. Charity is immoral.4. Pay for your own fucking schools."
Author: Matt Taibbi
17. "I read all of Ayn Rand's novels when I was 17."
Author: Rand Paul
18. "No. Please do not name either child after me, Elayne. Let them live their own lives. My shadow will be long enough as it is.'-Rand"
Author: Robert Jordan
19. "Elayne could not help herself. Nynaeve wielding her tongue like a needle, Cerandin stubborn as two mules, and now this. She threw back her head and screamed with frustration.When the sound died, it seemed as if the animals had quieted. Horse handlers stood about, staring at her. Coolly, she ignored them. Nothing could worm its way under her skin now. She was as calm as ice, perfectly in control of herself."Was that a cry for help," Birgitte said, tilting her head, "or are you hungry? I suppose I could find a wet nurse in—"Elayne strode away with a snarl that would have done any of the leopards proud."
Author: Robert Jordan

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