AUTHOR | AYN RAND



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Ayn Rand | Writer



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Ayn Rand was a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957), and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful in America, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead.
In 1957, she published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own magazines and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982. Rand advocated reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge, and rejected faith and religion. She supported rational and ethical egoism, and rejected altruism. In politics, she condemned the initiation of force as immoral, and opposed collectivism and statism as


Born: 1905-02-02

Born in: St. Petersburg, Russia

Died: 1982-03-06







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To exist is to be something, as distinguished from t...

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What in hell are you really made of, Howard? After a...

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Reason is your means of survival – so that for you, ...

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It’s not that I don’t suffer, it’s that I know the u...

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Who is John Galt?

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People, he thought, were as hungry for a sight of jo...

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I started my life with a single absolute: that the w...

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Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable ...

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I take no pride in hopeless longing; I wouldn't hold...

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A being of volitional consciousness has no automatic...

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Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; t...

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People think that a liar gains a victory over his vi...

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Hence the sterile, uninspiring futility of a great m...

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Andrei, did you like the opera?''Not particularly.''...

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In art, and in literature, the end and the means, or...

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To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world....

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Man has no automatic code of survival. His particula...

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Observe the ugly mess which most men make of their s...

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Man’s mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is gi...

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Definitions are the guardians of rationality, the fi...

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