Gaston Bachelard Quote

From the standpoint of life itself, we must therefore attempt to understand the past through the present, which is far different from striving ceaselessly to explain the present through the past. Eventually, no doubt, the feeling of duration must be elucidated. But for the time being let us simply take it as a fact: duration is a sensation like any other, as complex, as any other.


Intuition of the Instant (1932), Translated by Eileen Rizo-Patron, p. 8

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From the standpoint of life itself, we must therefore attempt to understand the past through the present, which is far different from striving...

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From the standpoint of life itself, we must therefore attempt to understand the past through the present, which is far different from striving...

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From the standpoint of life itself, we must therefore attempt to understand the past through the present, which is far different from striving...

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From the standpoint of life itself, we must therefore attempt to understand the past through the present, which is far different from striving...