Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order...
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save...
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death....
When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time...
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us...
You can't expect to be a lucky dog if you spend all your time growling
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free....
Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they...
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don't...
Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the...
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying...
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.