[[folder: Quotes from ''Atlas Shrugged'' ]]

-> ''"Do not hide behind the cowardly evasion that man is born with free will, but with a “tendency” to evil. A free will saddled with a tendency is like a game with loaded dice."''
-->-- '''John Galt'''

-> ''"To fear to face an issue is to believe the worst is true."''
-->-- '''John Galt'''

-> ''"For twelve years, you have been asking: Who is John Galt? [[AuthorFilibuster This is John Galt speaking.]] I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who does not sacrifice his love or his values. I am the man who has deprived you of victims and thus has destroyed your world, and if you wish to know why you are perishing-you who dread knowledge-I am the man who will now tell you. [...] I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."''
-->-- '''John Galt'''. His entire speech can be found [[http://amberandchaos.com/?page_id=106 here.]]

->''"When the thugs of Europe’s People’s States snarl that you are guilty of intolerance, because you don’t treat your desire to live and their desire to kill you as a difference of opinion-you cringe and hasten to assure them that you are not intolerant of any horror. When some [[BarefootPoverty barefoot bum]] in some pesthole of UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} yells at you: How dare you be rich-you apologize and beg him to be patient and promise him you’ll give it all away."''
-->-- '''John Galt'''


[[folder: Quotes about ''Atlas Shrugged'' ]]

-> ''"I enjoy Atlas Shrugged quite a bit, and will re-read it every couple of years when I feel in the mood...That said, it’s a totally ridiculous book which can be summed up as ''Sociopathic idealized nerds collapse society because they don’t get enough hugs.''"''
-->-- '''John Scalzi''', [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2010/10/01/what-i-think-about-atlas-shrugged/ on his blog]]

-> ''Officer Barbrady: ...At first I was happy to be learning how to read. It seemed exciting and magical, but then I read this:'' Atlas Shrugged ''by Ayn Rand. I read every last word of this garbage, and because of this piece of shit, I'm never reading again.''
-> ''Stan and Kyle: Hooray for Barbrady!''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': "Chickenlover"

-> ''"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: Literature/TheLordOfTheRings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. [[BaitAndSwitchComparison The other, of course, involves orcs.]]"''
-->-- '''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20130307211953/http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2009/03/ephemera-2009-7.html Kung Fu Monkey]]''' blog, apparently quoting Nobel-winning economist and writer Paul Krugman

-> ''"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."''
-->-- '''Dorothy Parker'''[[note]]This has also been attributed a review of "The Cardinal's Mistress", by none other than UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini.[[/note]]

->-''"Film/TheHumanCentipede is the most effective adaptation of Atlas Shrugged yet seen."''
-->-- '''Citric'''. Commenter on The Onion AV Club