-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (New York: Dutton Centennial Edition, 2005), p. 1012.
- “The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.”
- “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.”
- “I refuse to accept as guilt the fact of my own existence and the fact that I must work in order to support it. I refuse to accept as guilt the fact that I am able to do it and to do it well. I refuse to accept as guilt the fact that I am able to do it better than most people—the fact that my work is of greater value than the work of my neighbors and that more men are willing to pay me. I refuse to apologize for my ability—I refuse to apologize for my success—I refuse to apologize for my money. If this is evil, make the most of it. If this is what the public finds harmful to its interests, let the public destroy me. This is my code—and I will accept no other.”
- “My morality, the morality of reason, is contained in a single axiom: existence exists—and in a single choice: to live.”
- “To fear to face an issue is to believe that the worst is true.”