I know most of my friends view Ayn Rand as a cruel idiot cult-leader who worshiped at the throne of herself. And that’s fine and dandy. I mean, I realize people love freaking out about her.
BUT…she did come up with one of my all-time favorite quotes, which I’ve helpfully copied and pasted below.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
On their own — in a vacuum, removed from whatever your opinion is of Rand — those are damn fine words.
And I don’t care if Rand was a slobbering, hypocritical troglodyte.
That quote stands among my all-time faves.