reverie

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, history, self, and solitude

There are reveries so deep, reveries which help us descend so deeply within ourselves that they rid us of our history. They liberate us from our name. These solitudes of today return us to the original solitudes.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 99

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on communication, solitude, dream, child, reverie, tranquility, and childhood

How is it possible not to feel that there is communication between our solitude as a dreamer and the solitudes of childhood? And it is no accident that, in a tranquil reverie, we often follow the slope which returns us to our childhood solitudes.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 99

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on childhood, child, solitude, and reverie

Our whole childhood remains to be reimagined. In reimagining it, we have the possibility of recovering it in the very life of our reveries as a solitary child.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 100

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on idela, reverie, memory, dream, and love

Nothing is forgotten in the processes of idealization. Reveries of idealization develop, not by letting oneself be taken in by memories, but by constantly dreaming the values of a being whom one would love. And that is the way a great dreamer dreams his double. His magnified double sustains him.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 88

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, substance, birth, life, and spirituality

The spoken reverie of substances calls matter to birth, to life, to spirituality.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 73

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on alchemy, alchemist, experiment, word, vocabulary, reverie, exaltation, name, and substance

The psychology of the alchemist is that of reveries trying to constitute themselves in experiments on the exterior world. A double vocabulary must be established between reverie and experiment. The exaltation of the names of substances is the preamble to experiments on the "exalted" substances.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 72

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on words, reverie, language, and poetry

We believe we can also show that words do not have exactly the same psychic "weight" depending on whether they belong to the language of reverie or to the language of daylight life--to rested language or language under surveillance--to the language of natural poetry or to the language hammered out by authoritarian prosodies.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 57..58

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, dream, and anima

Here we are at the very core of the thesis we wish to defend in the present essay: reverie is under the sign of the anima. When the reverie is truly profound, the being who comes to dream within us is our anima. For a philosopher who takes his inspiration from phenomenology, a reverie on reverie is very exactly a phenomenology of the anima, and it is by coordinating reveries on reverie that he hopes to constitute a "Poetics of reverie". In other words, the poetics of reverie is a poetics of the anima.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 62

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, image, and happiness

The reverie would not last if it were not nourished by the images of the sweetness of living, by the illusions of happiness.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 64

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie and soul

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

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 64

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