The course of a river is almost always disapproved of by the source.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Self Acceptance Quotes
There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This...
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not...
I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy...
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don't...
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.
Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his...
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
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.
It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects...
The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say...
The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our...
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss...
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.