"If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our
solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make
life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and
if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning
with a clear head and an undamaged constitution-then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not
merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth
would become paradise."