Gaston Bachelard Quote
Written language must be considered as a particular psychic reality. The book is permanent; it is an object in your field of vision. It speaks to you with a monotonous authority which even its author would not have. You are fairly obliged to read what is written.
On poetic imagination and reverie: selections from the works of Gaston Bachelard (ed. Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1971)