ayn rand

I'm in my car quite a bit for work, so I have gotten into the habit of listening to books on tape. I picked up The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand on a whim because I remembered certain classes reading it in high school, plus I liked the summary on the back. I became hooked quickly...to the point where it became difficult to stop listening & leave my car to begin working haha. I had also picked up Atlas Shrugged at the library on the same visit because it was right next to The Fountainhead & both are long stories, so I thought they would last for quite a distance of driving. Well, I began Atlas Shrugged right after finishing The Fountainhead & half way through after becoming completely infatuated with Ayn Rand's writing I decided these were books I should own & be a part of my collection. I picked up both books from a local bookstore & finished Atlas Shrugged via the print version. Upon completion I can honestly say that Ayn Rand has permanently altered my perspective. Both novels were such wonderful stories with inspiring & mind opening themes...plus there are so many incredible quotes throughout both stories. If you have not read either novels I highly recommend both. Below are some of my favorite quotes...

“To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul – would you understand why that’s much harder?” 

“There are no evil thoughts expect one; the refusal to think.”

“Learn to distinguish the difference between errors of knowledge and breaches of morality. An error of knowledge is not a moral flaw, provided you are willing to correct it; only a mystic would judge human beings by the standard of an impossible, automatic omniscience. But a breach of morality is the conscious choice of an action you know to be evil, or a willful evasion of knowledge, a suspension of sight and of thought. That which you do not know, is not a moral charge against you; but that which you refuse to know, is an account of infamy growing in your soul. Make every allowance for errors of knowledge; do not forgive or accept any break of morality.” 

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