This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ost. When one turns from reason to faith, when one rejects the absolutism of reality, one undercuts the absolutism of one’s consciousness — and one’s mind becomes an organ one can not trus t any longer. It becomes what the mystics claim it to be: a tool of distortion.

(2) Man’s need of self-esteem entails the need for a sense of control over reality — but no cont
rol is possible in a universe which, by one’s own concession, contains the supernatural, the miraculous and the causeless, a universe in which one is at the mercy of ghosts and demons, in whic...
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