Gaston Bachelard — French Philosopher born on June 27, 1884, died on October 16, 1962

Gaston Bachelard was a French philosopher. He made contributions in the fields of poetics and the philosophy of science. To the latter he introduced the concepts of epistemological obstacle and epistemological break (obstacle épistémologique and rupture épistémologique). He rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the Académie française and influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Dominique Lecourt and Jacques Derrida, as well as the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu... (wikipedia)

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 characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.