reverie

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on imagination, reverie, and being

Through imagination, thanks to the subtleties of the irreality function, we re-enter the world of confidence, the world of the confident being, which is the proper world for reverie.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 14

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on dream and reverie

Instead of looking for the dream in reverie, people should look for reverie in the dream. There are calm beaches in the midst of nightmares.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 12

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on reverie and mind

All that was neither a city, nor a church, nor a river, nor color, nor light, nor shadow: it was reverie. For a long time, I remained motionless, letting myself be penetrated gently by this unspeakable ensemble, by the serenity of the sky and the melancholy of the moment. I do not know what was going on in my mind, and I could not express it; it was one of those ineffable moments when one feels something in himself which is going to sleep and something which is awakening.

Victor Hugo

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 12

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on dream, reverie, communicate, writing, emotion, love, soul, and poetry

In contrast to a dream a reverie cannot be recounted. To be communicated, it must be written, written with emotion and taste, being relived all the more strongly because it is being written down. Here, we are touching the realm of written love. It is going out of fashion, but the benefits remain. There are still souls for whom love is the contact of two poetries, the fusion of two reveries.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, soul, solitary, love, and loving

The reveries of two solitary souls prepare the sweetness of loving.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 8

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, sleep, subconscious, and being

It is a poor reverie which invites a nap. One must even wonder whether, in this "failing asleep", the subconscious itself does not undergo a decline in being.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 10

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on phenomenology, reverie, consciousness, and dreaming

By following "the path of reverie"--a constantly downhill path--consciousness relaxes and wanders--and consequently becomes clouded. So it is never the right time, when one is dreaming, to "do phenomenology."

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 5

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, poetry, consciousness, writing, and composition

The reverie we intend to study is poetic reverie. This is a reverie which poetry puts on the right track, the track an expanding consciousness follows. This reverie is written, or, at least, promises to be written. It is already facing the great universe of the blank page. Then images begin to compose and fall into place.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 6

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on senses, harmony, reverie, poetry, and consciousness

All the senses awaken and fall into harmony in poetic reverie. Poetic reverie listens to this polyphony of the senses, and the poetic consciousness must record it.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 6

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on psychic, phenomena, reverie, time, attention, memory, real, and unreal

Reverie is commonly classified among the phenomena of psychic detente. It is lived out in a relaxed time which has no linking force. Since it functions with inattention, it is often without memory. It is a flight from out of the real that does not always find a consistent unreal world.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 5

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