In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
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 poet doesn't invent. He listens.
You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it...
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so...
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not...
Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they...
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
The course of a river is almost always disapproved of by the source.
You can't expect to be a lucky dog if you spend all your time growling
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...
The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me,...
A good upbringing consists in hiding how much you think of yourself, and how little...
Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger...
Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is...