This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... motive of that catch phrase that a glance at reality would be sufficient to tell its proponents what an ugly confession they are uttering. But escape from reality is both the precondition and t
he goal of the cult of moral grayness.
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Philosophically, that cult is a negation of morality — but, psychologically, this is not its adherents’ goal. What they seek is not amora
lity, but something more profoundly irrational a nonabsolute, fluid, elastic, middle-of-the-road morality. They do not proclaim themselves “beyond good and evil” — they seek to preserve th...