Simone Weil, Gravity & Grace

Everything we call base is a phenomenon due to gravity. Moreover the word baseness is an indication of this fact. . . . Queueing for food. The same action is easier if the motive is base than if it is noble. Base motives have in them more energy than noble ones. Problem: in what way can energy belonging to the base motives be transferred to the noble ones?

Weil, Gravity and Grace (Routledge 1952)