It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which...
Life is a horizontal fall.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This...
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not...
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order...
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it...
I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy...
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those...
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event,...
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.