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 Gaston Bachelard - “The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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 - “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.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “There is no original truth, only original error.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “Man is an imagining being.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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 - “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.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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 pr”
 Gaston Bachelard - “The words of the world want to make sentences.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “To live life well is to express life poorly if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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 - “Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “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.”
 Gaston Bachelard - “The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.”

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