True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Quotes
You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it...
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
A good upbringing consists in hiding how much you think of yourself, and how little...
The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our...
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.
Life is a horizontal fall.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his...
Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss...
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With...
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its...
Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and...
It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so...
Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they...