“And that passion for ‘real’ commodities which our friend speaks of is only materialism, you know. It’s retrogressive. Earth-bound! A hankering for matter. But we look on this spiritual city - for with all its faults it is spiritual - as a nursery in which the creative functions of man, now freed from the clogs of matter, begin to try their wings. A sublime thought.
- The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis