quote by Ayn Rand

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.

— Ayn Rand

Most Powerful Swamped quotations

It's hard, when you're up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp.

Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul.

I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country... dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.

I and most Australians want our immigration policy radically reviewed and that of multiculturalism abolished. I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians. Between 1984 and 1995, 40 per cent of all migrants coming into this country were of Asian origin. They have their own culture and religion, form ghettos and do not assimilate.

Stride with a proud disdain through the swamp of human inadmissibility.

When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error;

I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album.

If prisons, freight trains, swamps, and gators don't get ya to write songs, man, y'ain't got no business writin' songs.

Do not let your fire go out.

Just take them rascals [rapists, killers, child abusers] out in the swamp / Put 'em on their knees and tie 'em to a stump / Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest.

Concealment makes the soul a swamp. Confession is how you drain it.

I'm the product of 6 million years of evolution? Come on, man. I crawled out of a swamp yesterday.

When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn't just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms.

Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of living.

By practicing the virtues we cultivate the soil from which healthy emotions sprout; by letting go of our character defects we drain the swamp in which diseased emotions breed.

Environmentalists changed the word jungle to rain forest, because no one would give them money to save a jungle. Same with swamps and wetlands.

Stalking along from log to log, or plunging their long legs in the oozy swamp, two large herons paid no attention to my presence, but occupied themselves with their own fishing arrangements, as if their wilderness were their own.

Inch by inch I conquered the inner terrain I was born with.

Bit by bit I reclaimed the swamp in which I'd languished. I gave birth to my infinite being, but I had to wrench myself out of me with forceps.

Once the forest has been removed and the swamp starts being drained, that organic matter begins to oxidise and give off continuing emissions. It's sort of like the goose that keeps on giving.

Lie on the bridge and watch the water flowing past.

Or run, or wade through the swamp in your red boots. Or roll yourself up and listen to the rain falling on the roof. It's very easy to enjoy yourself.

Unless you know the mountains and the forests, the defiles and impasses, the lay of the marshes and swamps, you cannot maneuver with an armed force. Unless you use local guides, you cannot get the advantages of the land.

My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers from what seemed like one safe place to another. Like lily pads, round and green, these places summoned and then held me up while I grew. Each prepared me for the next leaf on which I would land, and in this way I moved across the swamp of doubt and fear.

I spent most of my 20s with these alligator wrestlers in the swamps of South Florida.

Early summer days are a jubilee time for birds.

In the fields, around the house, in the barn, in the woods, in the swamp - everywhere love and songs and nests and eggs.

"We’ll never survive!” “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has."

A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it, than by the woods and swamps that surround it.

The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

In Nature there is no dirt, everything is in the right condition;

the swamp and the worm, as well as the grass and the bird,-all is there for itself.

A southern moon is a sodden moon, and sultry.

When it swamps the fields and the rustling sandy roads and the sticky honeysuckle hedges in its sweet stagnation, your fight to hold on to reality is like a protestation against a first waft of ether.

We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.

Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.

As her sons have seen her: the mother in patriarchy: controlling, erotic, castrating, heart-suffering, guilt-ridden, and guilt-provoking; a marble brow, a huge breast, an avid cave; between her legs snakes, swamp-grass, or teeth; on her lap a helpless infant or a martyred son. She exists for one purpose: to bear and nourish the son.

The garden of Eden was a boggy swamp just south of Croydon. You can see it over there.

A swamp is where Gators live. We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous. Only Gators get out alive.

This house better get cleaned up in six months.

The swamp is going to have to be drained pretty quickly.