What are the TOP 10 quotes by Gaston Bachelard?


To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.


There is no original truth, only original error.


The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth.


Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.




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.


To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.


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


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


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


A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.



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