Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Simone Weil
(1909-1943) born on
Feb 3
French "philosopher, activist". "She was a mystic and activist in the French Resistance during WW II; wrote "Gravity and Grace.""

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F
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.

R
Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
A
"The work of art which I do not make, none other will ever make it."
N
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.
K
"[D]azzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above, separated by an abyss, is the level where the highest things are achieved. These things are essentially anonymous."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Gravity and Grace," 1947."
R: ""Human Personality," published in "La Table Ronde," Dec 1950."
A: ""The Notebooks of Simone Weil," 1951."
N: "In "Selected Essays," ed. by Richard Rees, 1962."
K: ""La Table Ronde," "Human Personality," 1950."


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