Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
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A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
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An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.