The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event,...
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
A good upbringing consists in hiding how much you think of yourself, and how little...
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.
If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save...
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which...
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us...
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With...
There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say...
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent...
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself
It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
Life is a horizontal fall.
If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the...
The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our...