Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it...
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me,...
Life is a horizontal fall.
The course of a river is almost always disapproved of by the source.
If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the...
There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This...
There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do...
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us...
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects...
When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time...
Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss...
Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.