Gaston Bachelard On Dreams

09F3F3AA-9170-44CC-8AA2-3E755C6C36A3Gaston Bachelard (June 27, 1884 – October 16, 1962)

A dream visited me. That is certainly the formula which indicates the passivity of great nocturnal dreams. To convince ourselves that they are really ours, we must reinhabit these dreams. Afterwards we make up accounts of them, stories from another time, adventures from another world… The teller of dreams sometimes enjoys his dream as an original work. In it he experiences a delegated originality; and hence he is very much surprised when a psychoanalyst tells him that another dreamer has known the same “originality.”

Gaston Bachelard On Love

  Gaston Bachelard  (June 27, 1884 – October 16, 1962) Gaston Bachelard (June 27, 1884 – October 16, 1962)

Written love … 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… To tell a love, one must write… Love is never finished expressing itself, and it expresses itself better the more poetically it is dreamed. The reveries of two solitary souls prepare the sweetness of loving… The reality of love is mutilated when it is detached from all its unrealness.