Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail
Quote by Jean Cocteau
There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say...
You can't expect to be a lucky dog if you spend all your time growling
You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it...
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other...
There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do...
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its...
When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time...
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself.
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This...
Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save...
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent...