This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...s him that man is evil, that reality is unknowable, that existence is unendurable, that no one can help anything, that his secret terror is normal.
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Art projects an implicit view of
existence — and it is one’s own view of existence that determines the art one will respond to. The soul of the man whose favorite play is Cyrano de Bergerac is radically different from the
soul of the man whose favorite play is Waiting for Godot.
Of the various pleasures that man can offer himself, the greatest is pride — the pleasure he takes in his own achievemen...