This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ltimate form of experiencing concretely and in his own person the value and joy of being alive.
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The need for such an experience is inherent in man’s nature. But if a man lacks th
e self-esteem to earn it, he attempts to fake it — and he chooses his partner (subconsciously) by the standard of her ability to help him fake it, to give him the illusion of a self-value he d
oes not possess and of a happiness he does not feel.
Thus, if a man is attracted to a woman of intelligence, confidence and strength, if he is attracted to a heroine, he reveals on...