For those interested in what Ayn Rand wrote on a given subject, the task of finding her most important passages can be daunting. Rand’s writing spans a vast array of topics, theoretical and applied: from the nature of reality to the factual basis of morality, to the nature of knowledge, to the objectivity of art, to the source of rights, to the morality of abortion, to the roots of war, to the fundamental cause of history, to the value of literature.
Her insights on these and many other topics (more than 400 in all) are collected here in the form of hundreds of excerpts from her books, arranged by topic in alphabetical order, with copious cross-references (an online version is available here). Within each topic, the quotations are presented in deliberate, logical order.
Here are just a few entries, from A to (almost) Z: Ambition, Birth Control, Corporations, Dictatorship, Education, Femininity, Grammar, Humility, Infinity, Justice, Knowledge, Loneliness, Mercy, Numbers, Objectivity, Pity, Racism, Sex, Tribalism, Unions, Words.