Who Said It: Ayn Rand or Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada?

Who Said It: Ayn Rand or Miranda Priestly from <i>The Devil Wears Prada</i>?

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I have little doubt that Miranda Priestly and Ayn Rand would get along just fine if they were left alone for forty-five minutes. Initially, there would be mutual hostility, because obviously, but eventually they would realize they are both terrible people in a way that's kind of fascinating, that they both worship capitalism, that they both have a deep appreciation for all things fashionable.

(I know Ayn Rand was all about shapeless dresses and short, no-nonsense bobs, but would you just look at this description from Atlas Shrugged: "She wore a wine-colored dinner gown, an imitation of an Empire traveling suit, with a miniature double-breasted jacket gripping her high waistline over the long sweep of the skirt, and a small hat clinging to one ear, with a feather sweeping down to curl under her chin." The woman knew her wine-colored dinner gowns!)

Anyway! Now that we've established that Ayn Rand and Miranda Priestly are basically one and the same, can you tell them apart?

1. "Please bore someone else with your questions."

2. "Too often, humor is used as the camouflage of moral cowardice."

3. "I want you to understand right now that I will not accept any excuse—except a serious illness."

4. "I despise irresponsible people. I don’t want to deal with them or help them in any way."

5. "Details of your incompetence do not interest me."

6. "Self-respect is something that can't be killed."

7. "They don't want to write—they want the fame, money, and prestige of a writer."

8. "Did you fall down and smack your little head on the pavement?"

9. "You’re trying to tell the world you take yourself too seriously to care what you put on your back."

10. "I had hope. My God, I live on it."

11. "Love should be treated like a business deal, but every business deal has its own terms and its own currency."

12. "Rupert Murdoch should cut me a check for all the papers I sell for him. Anyway, I don’t really care what anybody writes about me."

13. "The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity."

14. "You can see beyond what people want, what they need, and you can choose for yourself."

15. "So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?"

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