One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save...
The course of a river is almost always disapproved of by the source.
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent...
Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those...
You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it...
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do...
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying...
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don't...
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his...
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself
Next time you look at someone thinking, 'I wish I was that pretty.' remember that...
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of...