The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.

Gaston Bachelard Dreams Quote

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.

Gaston Bachelard Home Quote

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.

Gaston Bachelard Imagination Quote

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.

Gaston Bachelard Morning Quote

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

Gaston Bachelard Poetry Quote

There is no original truth only original error.

Gaston Bachelard Truth Quote

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language of language and for language.

Gaston Bachelard Beauty Quote