This quote is a lovely summation of how I feel due to privation of soul:
“When a man’s life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men’s actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him.”
Weil is a pretty interesting character. I’d like to read more about her.