"The soul has to go on loving in the emptiness, or at least to go on wanting to love, though it may only be with an infinitesimal part of itself."
- Simone Weil
Simone Weil ( 1909 - 1943) French philosopher, social activist, and mystic. She accepted the Roman Catholic rites at the time of her death at 34. However, she was opposed to religious syncretism, claiming that it effaced the particularity of the individual traditions:
"Each religion is alone true, that is to say, that at the moment we are thinking of it we must bring as much attention to bear on it as if there were nothing else...A 'synthesis' of religion implies a lower quality of attention."