Gaston Bachelard Quotes

Gaston Bachelard Quotes: Sometimes the house of the future is better built, lighter and larger than all the houses of the past, so that the image of the dream house is opposed to that of the childhood home. Late in life, with indomitable courage, we continue to say that we are going to do what we have not yet done: we are going to build a house. This dream house may be merely a dream of ownership, the embodiment of everything that is considered convenient, comfortable, healthy, sound, desirable, by other people. It must therefore satisfy both pride and reason, two irreconcilable terms.
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Gaston Bachelard Quote: Every corner in a house, every angle in a room, every inch of secluded space in which we like to hide, or withdraw into ourselves, is a symbol of solitude for the imagination; that is to say, it is the germ of a room, or of a house.
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Quotes about Gaston Bachelard: The blank page gives us the right to dream.
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Quote about Gaston Bachelard: This word
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Gaston Bachelard Sayings: Here we are at the very core of the thesis we wish to defend in the present essay: reverie is under the sign of the anima. When the reverie is truly profound, the being who comes to dream within us is our anima. For a philosopher who takes his inspiration from phenomenology, a reverie on reverie is very exactly a phenomenology of the anima, and it is by coordinating reveries on reverie that he hopes to constitute a
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Gaston Bachelard Saying: It will always be a fact that the woman is the person one idealizes, also the person who wishes his idealization.
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Sayings about Gaston Bachelard: In scientific thought, the concept functions all the better for being cut off from all background images. In its full exercise, the scientific concept is free from all the delays of its genetic evolution, an evolution which is consequently explained by simple psychology. The virility of knowledge increases with each conquest of the constructive abstraction.
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Saying about Gaston Bachelard: Any comparison diminishes the expressive qualities of the terms of the comparison.
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Gaston Bachelard Quotes: We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.
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Gaston Bachelard Quote: The human mind has claimed for water one of its highest values-the value of purity.
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Quotes about Gaston Bachelard: The best proof of the specificity of the book is that it is at once a reality of the virtual and a virtuality of the real.
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Quote about Gaston Bachelard: Our house is our corner of the world.
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Gaston Bachelard Sayings: Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.
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Gaston Bachelard Saying: 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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Sayings about Gaston Bachelard: A house that has been experienced is not an inert box. Inhabited space transcends geometrical space.
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Saying about Gaston Bachelard: The demands of our reality function require that we adapt to reality, that we constitute ourselves as a reality and that we manufacture works which are realities. But doesn't reverie, by its very essence, liberate us from the reality function? From the moment it is considered in all its simplicity, it is perfectly evident that reverie bears witness to a normal useful irreality function which keeps the human psyche on the fringe of all the brutality of a hostile and foreign non-self.
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Gaston Bachelard Quotes: Whoever lives for poetry must read everything. How often has the light of a new idea sprung for me from a simple brochure! When one allows himself to be animated by new images, he discovers iridescence in the images of old books. Poetic ages unite in a living memory. The new age awakens the old. The old age comes to live again in the new. Poetry is never as unified as when it diversifies.
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Gaston Bachelard Quote: We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection
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