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Sunday, September 25, 2016

"My writing is my life.” ~ Ayn Rand

“When I am questioned about myself, I am tempted to say, paraphrasing Roark [the protagonist of The Fountainhead]: “Don’t ask me about my family, my childhood, my friends or my feelings. Ask me about the things I think.” It is the content of a person’s brain, not the accidental details of his life, that determines his character. My own character is in the pages of The Fountainhead. For anyone who wishes to know me, that is essential. The specific events of my private life are of no importance whatever. I have never had any private life in the usual sense of the world. My writing is my life.” ~ Ayn Rand (1945)

(Source— Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical by Chris Matthew Sciabarra; Chapter: "Educating Alissa")

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