It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy...
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With...
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
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do...
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which...
You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it...
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event,...
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself.
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
Read in order to live.
A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.
When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from...