This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...for existence is incapable of enjoying it.
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One of the hallmarks of a man of self-esteem, who regards the universe as open to his effort, is the profound pleasure he experiences in
the productive work of his mind; his enjoyment of life is fed by his unceasing concern to grow in knowledge and ability — to think, to achieve, to move forward, to meet new challenges and over
come them — to earn the pride of a constantly expanding efficacy.
A different kind of soul is revealed by the man who, predominantly, takes pleasure in working only at the routin...