Gaston Bachelard

Bar-sur-Aube

Quotes

11 November 2014
To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.
11 November 2014
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
11 November 2014
There is no original truth, only original error.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
11 November 2014
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
11 November 2014
Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.
11 November 2014
Poetry is one of the destinies of speech.... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
11 November 2014
Man is an imagining being.
11 November 2014
Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.

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