Quote by Gaston Bachelard

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young. And the words wander away, looking in the nooks and crannies of vocabulary for new company, bad company.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am read


This quote portrays the transformative power of words and the imagination. The speaker suggests that they are deeply engrossed in reading, but sometimes words themselves become distractions. The words become disconnected from their original meanings and take on new connotations. This process allows for the exploration of untrodden linguistic territories and gives words a sense of youthfulness. The imagery of words "wandering away" suggests a yearning for unconventional or unconventional language, even if it may be considered unsuitable or unorthodox.


By Gaston Bachelard
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