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" was a French philosopher. He made contributions in the fields of poetics and the philosophy of science. To the latter he introduced the concepts of epistemological obstacle and Epistemological rupture/epistemological break (obstacle épistémologique and rupture épistémologique). He rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the Académie française and influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Dominique Lecourt and Jacques Derrida.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous philosophers! More Gaston Bachelard on Wikipedia.
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.
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
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.
Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.