Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Happy Rand’s Day

Oops. I forgot to mark Rand’s Day yesterday – Ayn Rand’s birthday on Feb 2nd. But since Americans are a day behind anyway, here’s one of my favourite Rand quotes…

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”

[Pic shows acrylic sculpture by artist Michael Wilkinson, hat tip Linda Cordair]

4 comments:

  1. Did Rand believe we have a soul or is that just an emotional throwaway comment from a deep thinker I perceive to be disinclined to be flippant? Very nice sculpture.

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  2. Oh, sure, but not in any supernatural sense: "That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind’s freedom to think or not..." http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/free_will.html

    "A body without a soul is a corpse, a soul without a body is a ghost..." http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/soul-body_dichotomy.html

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  3. Mine too. And Harry Styles. So thanks!

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