Sunday, June 27, 2010

Imagine meandering so . . .

Today is the birthday of Gaston Bachelard (June 27, 1884 – October 16, 1962), philosopher and poet.

"Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need." - Gaston Bachelard

"The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know." - Gaston Bachelard

"The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows." - Gaston Bachelard

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

"One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it." - Gaston Bachelard

"The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams." - Gaston Bachelard

"Man is an imagining being." - Gaston Bachelard

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