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Gaston Bachelard Quotes
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If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house,
I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming,
the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
- Gaston Bachelard

Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds.
In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.
- Gaston Bachelard

The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring,
and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth.
- Gaston Bachelard

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


 

To live life well is to express life poorly;
if one expresses life too well,
one is living it no longer.
- Gaston Bachelard

Man is an imagining being.
- Gaston Bachelard

Poetry is one of the destinies of speech...
One would say that the poetic image,
in its newness,
opens a future to language.
- Gaston Bachelard


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

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language,
of language, and for language.
- Gaston Bachelard

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

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

There is no original truth, only original error.
- Gaston Bachelard

Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.
- Gaston Bachelard

The words of the world want to make sentences.
- Gaston Bachelard

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered
by a writer to a lover of books.
- Gaston Bachelard

So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.
- Gaston Bachelard

Reverie is not a mind vacuum.
It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
- 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

People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well,
no, I was an accountant.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

I was born in very sorry circumstances.
Both of my parents were very sorry.
- Norman Wisdom

There's nothing wrong with being afraid.
We were meant to be afraid.
- the Woody Allen movie Anything Else

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
- Abraham Lincoln

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

If Christ were here now there is one thing
he would not be - a Christian.
- Mark Twain

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

Jesus was all right,
but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
- John Lennon

Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain

If we were meant to be happy,
why did God create war, hunger, and the 11 o'clock news?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

When I hear a man preach,
I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack
that life is extinct on other planets
because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
- John F. Kennedy

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar -
a practice which is still continued.
- Helen Rowland

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

What If Every Day Were Your Day -
Celebrate Whimsey Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ
in color for a full hour,
there would be a considerable number of stations
which would decline to carry it on the grounds
that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
- Edward R. Murrow

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil,
no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads.
This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world.
The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice,
I would have English Channels round every country.
And the atmosphere would be such that
anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
- Winston Churchill

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University
and learned within 24 hours to be ready
to speak at the drop of a hat,
and I learned something more, the trustees were expected
to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does
not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton,
they laughed at the Wright brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

I won't miss you.
I will miss who I thought you were.
- Anonymous

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

If self-validation were our
most significant societal measure -
we would give trophies to ourselves.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
- Socrates

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
- Peter Ustinov

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned
something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
- Walt Disney

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been
declared impossible before they were done.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
- George Ade

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have found out in later years that we were very poor,
but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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