My Favorite Quotes
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 Jean Cocteau - “A good upbringing consists in hiding how much you think of yourself, and how little you think of others.”
 Jean Cocteau - “The speed of a runaway horse counts for nothing”
 Jean Cocteau - “Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Tact consists in knowing how far to go too far.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it it is yourself.”
 Jean Cocteau - “One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.”
 Jean Cocteau - “The Louvre is a morgue you go there to identify your friends.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Silence moves faster when it's going backward.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.”
 Jean Cocteau - “What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.”
 Jean Cocteau - “The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.”
 Jean Cocteau - “The poet never asks for admiration he wants to be believed.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Life is a horizontal fall.”
 Jean Cocteau - “The poet doesn't invent. He listens.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.”
 Jean Cocteau - “An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.”
 Jean Cocteau - “A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.”
 Jean Cocteau - “True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.”
 Jean Cocteau - “If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. There exists, therefore, outside alkaloids and habit, a sense for opium, an intangible habit which lives on, despite the recasting of the organism. The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house.”
 Jean Cocteau - “A film is a petrified fountain of thought.”
 Jean Cocteau - “Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Vistor Hugo.”

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