This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...rror of being alone.

The “pleasure” of being drunk is obviously the pleasure of escaping from the responsibility of consciousness. And so are the kind of social gatherings, hel
d for no other purpose than the expression of hysterical chaos, where the guests wander around in an alcoholic stupor, prattling noisily and senselessly, and enjoying the illusion of a universe where one is not bur- dened with purpose, logic, reality or awareness.

Observe, in this connection, the modem “beatniks” — for instance, their manner of dancing. What one see...
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