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"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
Victor Hugo
Gaston Bachelard Quotes
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for 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.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

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

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

Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.
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

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
Gaston Bachelard

Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
Gaston Bachelard

Man is an imagining being.
Gaston Bachelard

One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
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

The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
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

The words of the world want to make sentences.
Gaston Bachelard

There is no original truth, only original error.
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

Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.
Gaston Bachelard

Type:
Philosopher
Date of Birth:
1884-06-27
Year of Death:
1962
Nationality:
French
 

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