A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on psychologist, poet, inspiration, genius, esperience, phenomena, objective, and observation

Of course, a psychologist would find it more direct to study the inspired poet. He would make concrete studies of inspiration in individual geniuses. But for all that, would he experience the phenomena of inspiration? His human documentation gathered from inspired poets could hardly be related, except from the exterior, in an ideal of objective observations. Comparison of inspired poets would soon make us lose sight of inspiration.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 6..7

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