Ayn Rand was an American novelist who was born in Russia. Two of her bestselling novels are The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957). She is also known for developing the philosophical system known as Objectivism. Rand moved to US in 1926 and her play produced from 1935 to 1936 on Broadway. After Atlas Shrugged, her focus turned towards non-fiction for promoting her philosophy. She kept publishing her magazines and essays until 1982, the year she died.
"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others"
She had advocated that reason is the only way one could acquire knowledge and strongly rejected religion and faith. She was a supporter of ethical egoism and rationality. She supported romantic realism and criticised philosophers as well as their philosophical traditional barring Aristotle and some classical liberals. Rand's fiction had been received with mixed reviews by literary critics. The academia had also rejected and ignored her philosophy but she has had a major influence upon American conservatives and libertarians. Ayn Rand quotes are loved by millions. One of her many inspiring quotes are: “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”