Gaston Bachelard

Gaston Bachelard – Poetry is one of the…


“Poetry is one of the destinies of speech… One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.”
-Gaston Bachelard

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Gaston Bachelard – A special kind of beauty…


“A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.”
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Gaston Bachelard – The repose of sleep refreshes…


“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.”
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Gaston Bachelard – If I were asked to…


“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.”
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Gaston Bachelard – Literary imagination is an aesthetic…


“Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.”
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Gaston Bachelard – The great function of poetry…


“The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.”
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Gaston Bachelard – There is no original truth…


“There is no original truth, only original error.”
-Gaston Bachelard

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