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Gaston Bachelard

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Biography - Gaston Bachelard:

French philosopher.
Born: 1884 - Died: 1962
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.




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There are dreams that are pure poems.




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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.
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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
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Life is a sleep and love is its dream; and you have lived if you have loved.
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I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
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Hope is a waking dream.
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Quotes for: poetry


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Why should poetry have to make sense?
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.
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Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
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The dream is stronger than experience.
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Nothing proceeds from itself. Nothing is given. All is constructed.
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If only these metaphysicians would give their attention to the lengthy discursive processes which lead science to build new intuitions.
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The imagination is nothing other than the subject transported into things.
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