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The Best-Ever Quote About Ayn Rand

I’ll be honest. I don’t know who John Rogers is, but if this isn’t the best-ever quote about Ayn Rand then I don’t know what is.

If you love Ayn Rand, well, sorry. We’ll be back to the normally scheduled programming tomorrow.

 

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

— John Rogers

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  1. Reblogged this on Serenity is a fuzzy belly and commented:
    I sooooo needed this this morning.

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    June 2, 2014
  2. ;D

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    June 2, 2014
  3. Greg Streech #

    They say the same thing about the Bible.

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    June 2, 2014
  4. Now that made me laugh out loud! Thank you for sharing – classic:-)

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    June 2, 2014
  5. oh yeah! sharing!

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    June 2, 2014
  6. I used this quote from Ayn Rand on the back cover of my first book. “My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute”.

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    June 2, 2014
  7. Nan Bayes #

    BWAAAAAAAAhahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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    June 2, 2014
  8. Thanks for a very funny quote! Couldn’t agree more about Rand. She is evil incarnate.

    I wrote a post on “The Fountainhead” a while back that you might find of interest: http://erupprecht.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/fifty-shades-of-the-fountainhead/

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    June 2, 2014
  9. LOL. So true. So true.

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    June 2, 2014
  10. Who’s Ayn Rand? I kid.

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    June 2, 2014
    • Ha. She’s only the George Orwell of the Tea Party.

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      June 4, 2014
      • It’s true Ayn has been appropriated by the Reagan groupies as the grandmother of unfettered capitalism. However I think she is misunderstood by those loonies. Having escaped Stalinist gulags she saw america as an oasis where any man could seek his dreams without interference from the State(writ large).

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        June 4, 2014
      • Please, don’t insult George Orwell.

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        August 13, 2014
    • She’s a woman who cheated on her husband and thought it was ethical.

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      August 13, 2014
  11. Bear #

    Ayn Rand was a whore who never got over her love of bad boys.

    Peace ~ Bear

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    June 3, 2014
  12. I laughed (internally)! I profess to reading Ayn Rand’s books enthusiastically as good literature. Of course, every piece of fiction must be taken with a grain of salt. Ideas inspire, however, and I know a good handful of people who have been awestruck by her writing.

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    June 3, 2014
  13. aqilaqamar #

    Reblogged this on Iconography ♠ Incomplete and commented:
    This quote captures Ayn Rand perfectly. Yes, she is a fabulist in the worst possible way because she talks about reality worse than a Disney concoction it’s not nice.

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    June 4, 2014
  14. Alexandra #

    Reblogged this on WonderLust and commented:
    I do really appreciate the novel Atlas Shrugged. It’s a classic that I enjoyed, and that I recommend you definitely take the time (and I do mean A LOT of time) to read. However, I do also love this quote posted on the blog “101 Books” and completely agree.

    If you’re interested, check out what else is on my reading list.

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    June 11, 2014
  15. Alexandra #

    Love this! And reblogged it! Thanks for sharing.

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    June 11, 2014
  16. Teresa #

    as a fiction writer, ayn rand definitely isn’t in the league with tolkien. but some of her ideas make sense. well, not her political stands. but her vision of the individual.

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    August 13, 2014
  17. Wasn’t Ayn Rand an orc?

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    August 13, 2014

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