Monday, April 25, 2005

Woman! You Rawk... You Friggin Rawk!!

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
- Ayn Rand

Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.
-Ayn Rand

I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
-Ayn Rand, Anthem, 1946

It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.
-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957

The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957

The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.
-Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966

The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
-Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964

If there is any one proof of a man's incompetence, it is the stagnant mentality of a worker who, doing some small routine job in a vast undertaking, does not care to look beyond the lever of a machine, does not choose to know how the machine got there or what makes his job possible, and proclaims that the management of the undertaking is parasitical and unneccessary.
-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, 1943

When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.
- Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, 1943

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
- Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, 1943

To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I'.
-Ayn Rand

Great men can't be ruled.
-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, 1943

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, 1943

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, 1943

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, 1943

9 Comments:

At 11:04 PM, Blogger jax said...

good ones!

There is no such entity as 'the public,' since the public is merely a number of individuals ... The idea that 'the public interest' supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others. -Ayn Rand

I read this one in someone's signature.

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger Akshay said...

This collection is very good

 
At 5:31 AM, Blogger Arz000n said...

...if men are to be ruled, then the enemy is reason.
-Ayn Rand

 
At 9:08 PM, Blogger jhgasuhvkjahklnsdlksnlknmlwvlckn said...

Ayn Rand trip??? Good ones...

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Sanj said...

I've long since had Ayn Ryand on my Todo list after recommendations from a lot of people on the lines of "I cant believe you havent read THAT yet!" ...I'd say this post was definitely a catalyst... :-)

I particularly liked the "If there is any one proof of a man's incompetence..." quote - I think I observe this quite a lot in the (software) industry I happen to be in.

 
At 2:48 AM, Blogger ravinder said...

u missed out one of the best ones by rand in Fountainhead...i think its on page 143.. dominique says it to alvah scarret..check it out.

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger Kini said...

"There must be something terribly wrong with a world which calls pity a virtue"
-ayn rand the fountain head.

thats my favourite one.

 
At 7:26 AM, Blogger Kini said...

P.S: shouldn't it be "woman you roark!";)

 
At 5:39 AM, Blogger Loonie said...

wow! loved them!!:-) You a ayn Rand fan too eh!:-)

 

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