Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we’re only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we’re considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity – that’s a pretty narrow vision.
I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
‘I didn’t want to it [Keynote speech at GOP convention] anyway. It’s on the same night as Honey Boo Boo.’ - Sarah Palin
Fox is like the Nickelback of news. It’s garbage that all sounds the same.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.