Reason is not automatic. Those that deny it cannot be conquered by it. Ayn Rand
Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum; February 2 1905 – March 6, 1982 was an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful in America, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead.