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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Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.

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She's a writer. The kind of writer who wouldn't be p...

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Serenity comes from the ability to say “Yes” to exis...

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I think that when in doubt about the truth of an iss...

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If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get sca...

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Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and ...

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Keating stood still, because he understood for the f...

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I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift m...

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Men hate passion, any great passion. Henry Cameron m...

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A moment or an eternity–did it matter? Life, undefea...

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Tell me what a man finds sexually attractive and I w...

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Have you ever felt the longing for someone you could...

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A society that robs an individual of the product of ...

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Why have you been staring at me ever since we met? B...

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I do not think that tragedy is our natural fate and ...

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I understood that centuries of chains and lashes wil...

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To say ‘I love you’ one must first know how to say t...

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And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god ...

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Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To ...

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A cardinal principle of good fiction is: the theme a...

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