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

R
Man is an imagining being.
A
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.
N
There is no original truth, only original error.
K
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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