"The Early Ayn Rand"
1 Biographical Movie |
17 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
1 Article |
5' 2" (1.57 m)
Did You Know?
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
When she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962) he had originally intended to bring her on during the last few minutes. After talking with her before the broadcast, he threw out the entire program and put her on for the duration.
In her books, characters often give very long speeches, sometimes stretching over dozens of pages, explaining their philosophy of life. Rand used this as an opportunity to elaborate Objectivism, the philosophic system she is credited with creating, but also to showcase her view of other philosophic systems whose characteristic concepts conflicted with those of Objectivism.