Quotation by Gaston Bachelard

Childhood lasts all through life. It returns to animate broad sections of adult life.... Poets will help us to find this living childhood within us, this permanent, durable immobile world.
Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. "Introduction," sct. 6, The Poetics of Reverie (1960, trans. 1969).
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