This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
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The sole result of the mystic projection of “another” reality, is that it incapacitates man psychologically for this one. It was not by contemplating the transcende
ntal, the ineffable, the undefmable — it was not by contemplating the nonexistent — that man lifted himself from the cave and transformed the material world to make a human existence possibl
e on earth.
If it is a virtue to renounce one’s mind, but a sin to use it; if it is a virtue to approximate the mental state of a schizophrenic, but a sin to be in intellectual f...