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 have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy...
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those...
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don't...
You can't expect to be a lucky dog if you spend all your time growling
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not...
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event,...
If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the...
A good upbringing consists in hiding how much you think of yourself, and how little...
When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time...
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its...
There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This...
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.