This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ncerned, in which the boredom is the value. Boredom, to such people, means safety, the known, the usual, the routine — the absence of the new, the exciting, the unfamiliar, the demanding.
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What is a demanding pleasure? A pleasure that demands the use of one’s mind; not in the sense of problem solving, but in the sense of exercising discrimination, judgment, awareness.


One of the cardinal pleasures of life is offered to man by works of art. Art, at its highest potential, as the projection of things “as they might be and ought to be,” can prov...
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