Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.
Quote by Jean Cocteau
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One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
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It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
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