Jean Cocteau Quotes

Youth is certain what it rejects before it knows what it will accept.

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A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.

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I love cats because I enjoy my home and little by little, they become its visible soul.

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The joy of youth is to disobey but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders.

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I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you I am dead.

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The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

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If it has to choose who will be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas.

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An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.

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Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.

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After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.

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I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking.

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A good upbringing consists in hiding how much you think of yourself, and how little you think of others.

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Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.

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The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.

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That pile of paper on his left side went on living like the watch on a dead soldier's wrist.

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