Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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, completely cut off from our habits and friends.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is a horizontal fall.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The joy of youth is to disobey; but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Louver is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Such is the role of poetry. It unveils, in the strict sense of the word. It lays bare, under a light which shakes off torpor, the surprising things which surround us and which our senses record mechanically.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Tact is knowing how far to go too far.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Art is science made clear.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. There exists, therefore, outside alkaloids and habit, a sense for opium, an intangible habit which lives on, despite the recasting of the organism. The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.More Jean Cocteau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.More Jean Cocteau [07/13/2011 02:07:54]

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