How Some Saw Simone

A very Jewish soul. There was something of the Talmud in her. Very stringent in her logic. 206

[W]hat most struck me in her were her nobility, her straightforwardness, the purity of her soul. 218

[H]er writings remain a clear and incandescent image of her being. 301

She had the strongest intellectual and spiritual satisfactions, she had friendship. She was not attractive and she was not loved the way women like to be, but she did not seem much bothered by the absence of such things. She seemed neither depressed nor desperate to me.  305

Her way of dressing (no working woman of that time would have agreed to go around dressed like that) made one think of a lay religious, determined to align herself with the most wretched. 306

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