Style is not an end in itself, it is only a means to an end - the means of telling a story.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

Every form of happiness is private. Our greatest moments are personal, self-motivated, not to be touched".

Ayn Rand
Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud.
Ayn Rand

Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked: 'Account Overdrawn.'

Ayn Rand
The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing.
Ayn Rand

The genius must have his freedom and his independence.

Ayn Rand
Under the antitrust laws, a man becomes a criminal from the moment he goes into business, no matter what he does. If he complies with one of these laws, he faces criminal prosecution under several others. For instance, if he charges prices which some bureaucrats judge as too high, he can be prosecuted for monopoly or for a successful 'intent to monopolize'; if he charges prices lower than those of his competitors, he can be prosecuted for 'unfair competition' or 'restraint of trade'; and if he charges the same prices as his competitors, he can be prosecuted for 'collusion' or 'conspiracy.'
Ayn Rand

For the first time since her return, she felt pain, a violent pain, but it made her feel alive, because it was worth feeling.

Ayn Rand
There are no evil thoughts except one; the refusal to think.
Ayn Rand

The only man never to be redeemed is the man without passion.

Ayn Rand
What is morality, she asked. Judgement to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, and courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price.