Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
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The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free....
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so...
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What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
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...
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his...
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those...
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent...
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death....
Life without a friend is like death without a witness.
Death was Nature's way of telling you to slow down.