Gaston Bachelard Quotes


25 Gaston Bachelard quotes:



"To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer."
"The words of the world want to make sentences."
"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."
"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."
"Childhood lasts all through life. It returns to animate broad sections of adult life. . . . Poets will help us to find this living childhood within us, this permanent, durable immobile world."
"Man is an imagining being."
"Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls."
"Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make."
"Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language."
"The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know."
"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."
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"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."
"Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books."
"One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it."
"Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul."
"Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need."
"The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams."
"The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth."
"There is no original truth, only original error."
"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language."



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