Sunday, February 2, 2014

Who is John Galt?

       "Mr. Reardon," said Francisco, his voice solemnly calm, "if you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down on his shoulders--what would you tell him to do?"
       "I ... don't know.  What ... could he do?  What would you tell him?"
       "To shrug."

Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand!


  1. How cool! I never seem to know when it is an author's birthday.

    Have you read Atlas Shrugged?

    1. I have, and I really loved it. (Even though it's forever long.) The characters are great, especially Dagny and Francisco.

  2. Great post! I love that quote in the book. I haven't quite finished this book...completing it is on my list for 2014! I agree that Dagny and Francisco are great characters.