Any Rand .
she is one of the authors that have influenced my thought and brought a change (which i lately acknowledged ) in the way i look at things . She answered some and brought lots of new questions to my mind , her works – i found them quite troubling at first , but now i understand them a bit differently everytime( i read Atlas Shrugged 3 times )
I like her phylosophy , her take on life – oh i don’t agree with her on most things though . the things i like most about her – her view on “work”.
i read the fountainhead, atlas shrugged, we the living..
some interesting quotes from her works –
‘I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine”
“There’s nothing of any importance except how well you do your work.”
“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.”
“To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.”
“It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.”- this we can afford to remember ..
“Show me your achievement, and the knowledge will give me courage for mine.”
Rand’s philosophical system is Objectivism.in politics she promoted individual rights and laissez faire capitalism .
The book that made her famous was – ‘the fountainhead “.
What i particularly don’t like about her books is the thing that they are preachy and too long .pick them up for serious reading only .