Gaston Bachelard Quotes

Most popular Gaston Bachelard Quotes

Man is an imagining being.

imagination

A word is a bud attempting to become a twig.

words

In poetry, wonder is coupled with the joy of speech.

poetry

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

childhood

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest.

sleep

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

the past

The true voyage of the imagination is the voyage to the land, to the very domain of the imaginary.

imagination

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.

reading