Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those...
Life is a horizontal fall.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss...
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
The course of a river is almost always disapproved of by the source.
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his...
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not...
If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save...
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don't...
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself
A good upbringing consists in hiding how much you think of yourself, and how little...
There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say...
You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it...
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying...
Poetry is indispensable - if I only knew what for.
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.