Find the best quotes by Jean Cocteau.
Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity…
There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them.
If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas.
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our nose, and we will be forced to flee.
The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers,…
Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.
The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a…
There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do indeed have a soul.
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
Silence moves faster when it’s going backward.
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.
Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one’s preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of…
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