Simone Weil Quotes

Simone Weil (1909 – 1943)

Simone Weil (1909 – 1943) was a French philosopher, mystic, and activist. She became a teacher and taught philosophy intermittently throughout the 1930’s. Most of the work published in her lifetime was in the form of short essays for small political and literary journals, addressed to particular audiences. Such writings form only a small part of her collected work, and much of that which is most widely known was published posthumously. In the 1950’s and 1960’s her work became famous in continental Europe and throughout the English-speaking world.

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Quotes by Simone Weil…

Attention alone — that attention which is so full that the ‘I’ disappears — is required of me. I have to deprive all that I call ‘I’ of the light of my attention and turn it on to that which cannot be conceived.

Simone Weil (1909 – 1943)