Words are a lens to focus one’s mind


‘Word are a lens to focus one’s mind’. Ayn Rand penned this, and yet I feel it could so easily have been uttered by one of my all-time favourite detectives, Sherlock Holmes.

The super-smart Russian-American novelist and libertarian heroine might have enjoyed the Baker Street detective’s piercing intellect (or not – Holmes didn’t really have a way with women).

As I write this post I’m reminded, yet again, that Atlas Shrugged (Rand’s most famous work) is still gathering dust on my reading pile.¬†One step closer…