Jean Cocteau Quotes

The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.

The privileges of beauty are immense. They exist even for those who are unaware of them.

A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.

Art is science made clear.

Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.

When a work of art appears to be in advance of its period, it is really the period that has lagged behind the work of art.

Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.

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

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