Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

  • A work of art has an author and yet, when it is perfect, it has something which is anonymous about it.
- Gravity and Grace
  • We cannot contemplate without terror the extent of the evil which man can do and endure.
- Gravity and Grace
  • Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Gravity and Grace
  • Power ... is the supreme end for all those who have not understood.
- Gravity and Grace
  • Attachment is a manufacturer of illusions and whosoever wants reality ought to be detached.
- Gravity and Grace
  • A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
- Gravity and Grace
  • Future is made of the same stuff as the present.
- On Science, Necessity and the Love of God
  • Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn comes will manufacture professors.
- The Need for Roots
  • A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
  • Distance is the soul of reality.
  • Every kind of reward constitutes a degradation of energy.
- Oppression and Liberty
  • Man alone can enslave man.
- Oppression and Liberty

Mahmoud Mohammed Taha

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