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Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted.
Whether or not you agree with Ayn Rand - and I have certain issues with some of her beliefs - the woman can tell a story. I mean, the novel as an art form is just in full florid bloom in 'Atlas Shrugged.' It's an unbelievable story. The characters are so compelling, and what she's saying is mind-expanding.
I like Adele, Mika, Natacha Atlas and a beautiful old record, 'An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri,' starring Harry Belafonte and Nana Mouskouri. What they have in common is they all have incredible voices. I am very much into voices. I would say I'm a fan of voices, not of sound. I'm a fan of singers, not of bands.
I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand, and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
It's one thing to buy a copy of 'Atlas Shrugged.' You actually have to read it to get anything out of it.
I got interested in astronomy at the age of 8 because I was looking at an atlas of the planets in my parents' apartment in Arlington, where I grew up. I got a telescope at age 10, which is pretty normal, and by the time I was in eighth grade, I had already seen a lot of cheesy sci-fi films.
I would read the atlas for pleasure. I knew it was weird. It was weird.
'Cloud Atlas' is for everybody. The main character in the movie is humanity.
'Atlas Shrugged,' let's face it, was probably the most important novel of the 20th century that was never a film.
Albert S. Ruddy
Buy an atlas and keep it by the bed - remember you can go anywhere.
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