You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand

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You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand

A twin gravestone bearing the name "Frank O'Connor" on the left, and "Ayn Rand O'Connor" on the right

A twin gravestone bearing the name "Frank O'Connor" on the left, and "Ayn Rand O'Connor" on the right

Rand dedicated The Fountainhead to her husband, Frank O'Connor, and to architecture. She chose architecture for the analogy it offered to her ideas, especially in the context of the ascent of modern architecture. It provided an appropriate vehicle to concretize her beliefs that the individual is of supreme value, the "fountainhead" of creativity, and that selfishness, properly understood as ethical egoism, is a virtue.

Rand dedicated The Fountainhead to her husband, Frank O'Connor, and to architecture. She chose architecture for the analogy it offered to her ideas, especially in the context of the ascent of modern architecture. It provided an appropriate vehicle to concretize her beliefs that the individual is of supreme value, the "fountainhead" of creativity, and that selfishness, properly understood as ethical egoism, is a virtue.

The 'Atlas Shrugged' author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness.  This story first appeared at AlterNet.

The 'Atlas Shrugged' author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness. This story first appeared at AlterNet.

Frank O'Conner, Ayn Rand's husband.

Frank O'Conner, Ayn Rand's husband.

John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing!?i have often wondered the same thing John asks about in this segment of his most excellent show. Just one more note on Ayn Rand's philosophy ... My husband, Mark, was watching an interview with Rand on TV. When asked what would happen to all of the people who were left behind in society if no one helped them. Ayn Rand's answer was, "They will perish." Wow. Really? That's it? They will perish.

John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing!?

John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing!?i have often wondered the same thing John asks about in this segment of his most excellent show. Just one more note on Ayn Rand's philosophy ... My husband, Mark, was watching an interview with Rand on TV. When asked what would happen to all of the people who were left behind in society if no one helped them. Ayn Rand's answer was, "They will perish." Wow. Really? That's it? They will perish.

Quote from Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

Quote from Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

Ayn Rand | c. 1930s, Hollywood, CA | Ayn Rand seated at her desk. The desk was a gift from her husband Frank O’Connor.

Ayn Rand | c. 1930s, Hollywood, CA | Ayn Rand seated at her desk. The desk was a gift from her husband Frank O’Connor.

"I have come here to say that I do not recognize anyone's right to one minute of my life" #HowardRoark #AynRand #Fountainhead

"I have come here to say that I do not recognize anyone's right to one minute of my life" #HowardRoark #AynRand #Fountainhead

This woman is so much more than just a face or a name. She's even beyond her works. She's a way of life.

This woman is so much more than just a face or a name. She's even beyond her works. She's a way of life.

Art Journal Pages

Art Journal Pages

I kno this is exactly what's going thru AVERY'S mind, When he find a way on the counter when I just knew there was no way

I kno this is exactly what's going thru AVERY'S mind, When he find a way on the counter when I just knew there was no way

Ayn Rand,Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand,Atlas Shrugged

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The fountainhead Google Image Result for http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldxstcL2K81qav9ywo1_400.jpg

Brenda Battle Jordan, I'am An "Ayn Rand" Fan, The Producer Of This Video Is My Husband Ken Jordan.. - YouTube

Brenda Battle Jordan, I'am An "Ayn Rand" Fan, The Producer Of This Video Is My Husband Ken Jordan.. - YouTube

Brenda Battle Jordan, I'am An "Ayn Rand" Fan, The Producer Of This Video Is My Husband Ken Jordan.. - YouTube

Brenda Battle Jordan, I'am An "Ayn Rand" Fan, The Producer Of This Video Is My Husband Ken Jordan.. - YouTube

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