Letters to Wassily

I say unto you: there is no beginning and we do not tremble, we are not sentimental.

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  • "If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire."
    Simone Weil

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    July 13, 2012

    2 years ago

  • "To listen to someone is to put oneself in his place while he is speaking. To put oneself in the place of someone whose soul is corroded by affliction, or in near danger of it, is to annihilate oneself. It is more difficult than suicide would be for a happy child. Therefore the afflicted are not listened to. They are like someone whose tongue has been cut out and who occasionally forgets the fact. When they move their lips no ear perceives any sound. And they themselves soon sink into impotence in the use of language, because of the certainty of not being heard."
    Simone Weil, Human Personality

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    April 12, 2012

    2 years ago

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