This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...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
ional man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing but rational actions.”
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