REVEAL: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand makes my list in Books & Beginnings XII. My distrust of authority never recovered from my study of Ayn Rand. In fact, one of my favorite lines of all time comes from Atlas Shrugged.
It comes after a long monologue after quite a long conflict between a man who creates something invaluable the government wishes to control that would be free to everyone if the government would stop getting in the way. This is an over-simplification but the line is simple:
“Get the Hell out of my way.”
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The first thing the boy Garion remembered was the kitchen at Faldor’s farm. For all the rest of his life he had a special warm feeling for kitchens and those peculiar sounds and smells that seemed somehow to combine into the bustling seriousness that had to do with love and food and comfort and security, and above all, home. No matter how high Garion rose in life, he never forgot that all his memories began in that kitchen.