This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ans, as a parasite, a moocher or a looter, but not free to succeed at it beyond the range of the moment — so he is free to seek his happiness in any irrational fraud, any whim, any delusion, a
ny mindless escape from reality, but not free to succeed at it beyond the range of the moment nor to escape the consequences.
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I quote from Galt’s speech: “Happiness is a state
of non-contradictory joy — a joy without penalty or guilt, a joy that does not clash with any of your values and does not work for your own destruction. ... Happiness is possible only to a rat...