Simone Weil

1909 - 1943

A Quote by Simone Weil on illusions, reality, and attachment

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: Gravity and Grace

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A Quote by Simone Weil on art, authors, and work

A work of art has an author and yet, when it is perfect, it has something which is anonymous about it.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on death, force, and ideas

Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on mind and thinking

Contemplating an object fixedly with the mind, asking myself, 'What is it?' without thinking of any other object or relating it to anything else for hours on end.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on future and present

The future is made up of the same stuff as the present.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on fiction, imagination, and life

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

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A Quote by Simone Weil on money

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Algebra and money are essentially levelers; the first intellectually, the second effectively.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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