I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With...
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say...
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying...
Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and...
Poetry is indispensable - if I only knew what for.
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free....
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me,...
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.
Life is a horizontal fall.
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 reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so...
The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.