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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
“Here’s another. Kill man’s sense of values. Kill his capacity to recognise greatness or to achieve it. Great men can’t be ruled. We don’t want any great men. Don’t deny conception of greatness. Destroy it from within. The great is the rare, the difficult, the exceptional. Set up standards of achievement open to all, to the least, to the most inept – and you stop the impetus to effort in men, great or small. You stop all incentive to improvement, to excellence, to perfection. Laugh at Roark and hold Peter Keating as a great architect. You’ve destroyed architecture. Build Lois Cook and you’ve destroyed literature. Hail Ike and you’ve destroyed the theatre. Glorify Lancelot Clankey and you’ve destroyed the press. Don’t set out to raze all shrines – you’ll frighten men, Enshrine mediocrity - and the shrines are razed.

Then there’s another way. Kill by laughter. Laughter is an instrument of human joy. Learn to use it as a weapon of destruction. Turn it into a sneer. It’s simple. Tell them t
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The Match by Quent Cordair
"Mr. Cordair hits gold again with this latest short story. Without giving away any spoilers, let me just say this was a thought provoking story with a satisfying ending. Definitely well worth the time and a bargain at any price."
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Genesis (Idolatry Book 1)
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Genesis beautifully brings together art, history, love, and philosophy in order to show an artist’s struggle to maintain his love of life in the face of injustice. Perfectly paced and with an almost lyrical style Quent causes you to dance through his ...more
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Genesis by Quent Cordair
"I don't think any review I write could do this story justice. And anything I could say about it seems trite and formulated. It's gripping, but so much more. It's beautiful in a way beyond explaining. It's touching and uplifting and inspiring and y..." Read more of this review »
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“If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.”
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
“Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.”
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One Second After by William R. Forstchen
One Second After
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“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”
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“I regret nothing. There have been things I missed, but I ask no questions, because I have loved it, such as it has been, even the moments of emptiness, even the unanswered-and that I loved it, that is the unanswered in my life.”
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“I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you.”
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“A man's sexual choice is the result and the sum of his fundamental convictions.... He will always be attracted to the woman who reflects his deepest vision of himself, the woman whose surrender permits him to experience a sense of self-esteem. The man who is proudly certain of his own value, will want the highest type of woman he can find, the woman he admires, the strongest, the hardest to conquer--because only the possession of a heroine will give him the sense of an achievement.”
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