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i12bent:

Gaston Bachelard (June 27, 1884 - 1962) was a French philosopher and poet, best known for his unique work The Poetics of Space (1958)
“There is no original truth, only original error.”
“Ideas are invented only as correctives to the past. Through repeated rectifications of this kind one may hope to disengage an idea that is valid.”
“Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.”
“The words of the world want to make sentences.”
“Poetry is one of the destinies of speech…. One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.”
“To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.”
“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”
Previously on OF: 1 2

i12bent:

Gaston Bachelard (June 27, 1884 - 1962) was a French philosopher and poet, best known for his unique work The Poetics of Space (1958)

“There is no original truth, only original error.”

“Ideas are invented only as correctives to the past. Through repeated rectifications of this kind one may hope to disengage an idea that is valid.”

“Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.”

“The words of the world want to make sentences.”

“Poetry is one of the destinies of speech…. One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.”

“To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.”

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”

Previously on OF: 1 2

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