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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.

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Simone Weil (February 3, 1909August 24, 1943) was a French philosopher and mystic.

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