poorly adjusted from poor scan of poor print; (dated) story here.
To be confronted with things is a liberation of the mind.
To draw back before the object we are pursuing. Only what is indirect is effective.
Simone Weil, respectively ex
First and Last Notebooks (Richard Rees, trans., 1970) : 40
and The Notebooks, Vol. I (Arthur Wills, trans., 1956) : 169
tags: obstacles; things; Simone Weil