Two great quotes from one of my favorite books, “The Fountainhead.” I’m not an Ayn Rand zealot. In fact, I didn’t like “Atlas Shrugged,” but “The Fountainhead” is a must read book, in my opinion.
“But you see,” said Roark quietly, “I have, let’s say, sixty years to live. Most of that time will be spent working. I’ve chosen the work I want to do. If I find no joy in it, then I’m only condemning myself to sixty years of torture. And I can find the joy only if I do my work in the best way possible to me. But the best is a matter of standards—and I set my own standards. I inherit nothing. I stand at the end of no tradition. I may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one.”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead