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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on words, dreams, and poetry

By listening to certain words as a child listens to the sea in a seashell, a word dreamer hears the murmur of a world of dreams.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 49

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on words and life

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Sometimes, when I am tired of so many oscillations, I look for refuge in a word which I begin to love for itself. Resting in the heart of words, seeing clearly into the cell of a word, feeling that the word is the seed of a life, a growing dawn... The poet Vandercammen says all that in a line: "A word can be a dawn and even a sure shelter."

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 47

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Paul Valery on words, language, sentence, and function

You have certainly observed the curious fact that a given word which is perfectly clear when you hear it or use it in everyday language, and which does not give rise to any difficulty when it is engaged in the rapid movement of an ordinary sentence becomes magically embarrassing, introduces a strange resistance, frustrates any effort at definition as soon as you take it out of circulation to examine it separately and look for its meaning after taking away its instantaneous function.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 48

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Louis Emie on words

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A word moves about in the shadows
and swells the draperies

Louis Emie

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 49

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on dream, words, reading, page, meaning, and youth

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 17

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on words, reverie, past, and time

Words, in their distant past, have the past of my reveries.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 17

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on words and mind

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There arises from a bad and unapt formation of words a wonderful obstruction to the mind.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 179

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Dan Simmons on poetry, words, truth, and engineer

Poetry is only secondarily about words. Primarily, it is about truth. I dealt with the Ding an Sich, the substance behind the shadow, weaving powerful concepts, similes, and connections the way an engineer would raise a skyscraper with the whiskered-alloy skeleton being constructed long before the glass and plastic and chromaluminum appears.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 192..193

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Edith Lovejoy on new years, book, blank, empty, words, pages, and opportunity

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

Edith Lovejoy

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by unknown on passion, love, beauty, and words

There are passion in those words. They are beautiful

unknown

Contributed by: Dream Writer

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