Gaston Bachelard

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Gaston Bachelard

Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no original truth, only original error.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ideas are invented only as correctives to the past. Through repeated rectification of this kind one may hope to disengage an idea that is valid.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is an imagining being.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young. And the words wander away, looking in the nooks and crannies of vocabulary for new company, bad company.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The words of the world want to make sentences.More Gaston Bachelard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.More Gaston Bachelard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.More Gaston Bachelard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.More Gaston Bachelard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.More Gaston Bachelard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.More Gaston Bachelard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.More Gaston Bachelard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The words of the world want to make sentences.More Gaston Bachelard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.More Gaston Bachelard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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