Quote for Today: Gaston Bachelard


We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images. Memories of the outside world will never have the same tonality as those of home and, by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams; we are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.
Gaston BachelardThe Poetics of Space
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2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Gaston Bachelard

    • katmcdaniel Reply

      Thank you! He really puts it so perfectly, doesn’t he?

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