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Gaston Bachelard

What is the source of our first suffering? It lies in the fact that we hesitated to speak… It was born in the moments when we accumulated silent things within us.  —  Gaston Bachelard, Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter. (Dallas Inst Humanities & Culture; 3rd edition March 15, 1999)  Originally published 1942.

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