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.
~ Ayn Rand (February 02, 1905 - March 06, 1982)
Dear God, let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry...have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere -- be decietful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.
~ Betty Smith (writer) (December 15, 1896 - January 17, 1972)