Quotation by Gaston Bachelard

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.
Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. "The House," ch. 1, The Poetics of Space (1958, trans. 1964).
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