She started off, walking fast, as if the speed of her steps could give form to the things she felt.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

There is no such thing as duty. If you know that a thing is right, you want to do it. If you don't want to do it - it isn't right. If it's right and you don't want to do it - you don't know what right is and you're not a man.

Ayn Rand
Ordinary human concern for human distress does not manifest itself ordinarily in the form of a gun aimed at the wallets and earnings of one's neighbors.
Ayn Rand

Some day, the world will discover that, without thought, there can be no love.

Ayn Rand
I don't wish to be the symbol of anything. I'm only myself.
Ayn Rand

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

Ayn Rand
Whether it’s a symphony or a coal mine, all work is an act of creating and comes from the same source: from an inviolate capacity to see through one’s own eyes-which means: the capacity to perform a rational identification- which means: the capacity to see, to connect and to make what had not been seen, connected and made before.
Ayn Rand

Without property rights, no other rights are possible.

Ayn Rand
But a few understand that building is a great symbol we live in our minds, and existence is the attempt to bring that life into physical reality, to state it in gesture and form. For the man who understands this, a house he owns is a statement of his life.
Ayn Rand

Art is the indispensable medium for the communication of a moral ideal ...

Ayn Rand
whose steps were a restless substitute for flight.