"Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions reality can be attained only by someone who is detached."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Simone Weil on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Simone Weil on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Simone Weil on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Simone Weil on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Simone Weil on Winston Churchill
"We can only know one thing about God - that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him."
"To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life."
"Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication."
"Beauty always promises, but never gives anything."
"Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace."