reverie

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on universe, reverie, dream, happiness, destiny, gift, and work

A universe comes to contribute to our happiness when reverie comes to accentuate our repose. You must tell the man who wants to dream well to begin by being happy. Then reverie plays out its veritable destiny; it becomes poetic reverie and by it, in it, everything becomes beautiful. If the dreamer had "the gift" he would turn his reverie into a work. And this work would be grandiose since the dreamed world is automatically grandiose.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 12..13

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reality, reverie, and psyche

The demands of our reality function require that we adapt to reality, that we constitute ourselves as a reality and that we manufacture works which are realities. But doesn't reverie, by its very essence, liberate us from the reality function? From the moment it is considered in all its simplicity, it is perfectly evident that reverie bears witness to a normal useful irreality function which keeps the human psyche on the fringe of all the brutality of a hostile and foreign non-self.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 13

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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, 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 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 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 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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