I strove with none,For none was worth my strife.Nature I loved and,Next to Nature, Art;I warm'd both hands before the fire of life;It sinks,And I am ready to depart. 
我和谁都不争,和谁争我都不屑;我爱大自然,其次就是艺术;我双手烤着生命之火取暖;火萎了,我也准备走了。
——兰德《生与死》