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Gaston Bachelard
(1884-1962) born on
Jun 27
French philosopher. He worte "The Pyschoanalysis of Fire," (La psychanalyse du feu).
         
   
F
The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.

R
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
A
Ideas are invented only as correctives to the past. Through repeated rectifications of this kind one may hope to disengage an idea that is valid.
N
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
K
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: "The Poetics of Reverie," "Introduction," sct. 6, 1960; tr. 1969.
A: "Fragments of a Poetics of Fire," "A Retrospective Glance at the Lifework of a Master of Books." 1988; tr. 1990.
N: "Fragments of a Poetics of Fire," "A Retrospective Glance at the Lifework of a Master of Books." 1988; tr. 1990.
K: "Fragments of a Poetics of Fire," "A Retrospective Glance at the Lifework of a Master of Books." 1988; tr. 1990.
   


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