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Gaston Bachelard
(1884-1962) born on
Jun 27
French philosopher. He worte "The Pyschoanalysis of Fire," (La psychanalyse du feu).
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.

Man is an imagining being.
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.
There is no original truth, only original error.
The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Fragments of a Poetics of Fire, ch. 1, "The Phoenix, a Linguistic Phenomenon" (1988; tr. 1990).
R: The Poetics of Reverie, ch. 2, sct. 10 (1960; tr. 1969).
A: The Poetics of Reverie, "Introduction," sct. 6 (1960; tr. 1969).
N: Fragments of a Poetics of Fire, "A Retrospective Glance at the Lifework of a Master of Books" (1988;/ tr. 1990).
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

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