"There is no original truth, only original error."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Gaston Bachelard on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Gaston Bachelard on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Gaston Bachelard on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Gaston Bachelard on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Gaston Bachelard on Winston Churchill
"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language."
"The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams."
"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."
"Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books."
"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."