Quotes by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

Never ask people. Not about your work. Don't you know what you want? How can you stand it, not to know?

Ayn Rand
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject. Ayn Ran
Ayn Rand

Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together. But the creator is the man who stands alone.

Ayn Rand
The skyline of New York is a monument of a splendour that no pyramids or palaces will ever equal or approach.
Ayn Rand

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

The more propaganda . . . conservatives spread for capitalist economics while at the same time preaching collectivism morally and philosophically , the more nails they’ll drive into capitalism’s coffin.

Ayn Rand
I want it real. I want to know that there is someone, somewhere, who wants it, too. Or else what is the use of seeing it, and working, and burning oneself for an impossible vision? A spirit, too, needs fuel. It can run dry
Ayn Rand

Romantic art is the fuel and the spark plug of a Man's soul. It's task is to set a soul on fire and never let it go out.

Ayn Rand
[S]tatism is a system of institutionalized violence and perpetual civil war. It leaves men no choice but to fight to seize political power -- to rob or be robbed, to kill or be killed. ... Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production.