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Jean Cocteau Quotes

Jean Cocteau Quote: “Don’t confuse the truth with the opinion of the majority.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “You have comfort. You don’t have luxury. And don’t tell me that money plays a part. The luxury I advocate has nothing to do with money. It cannot be bought. It is the reward of those who have NO Fear or Discomfort.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “French people are Italian people in a bad mood.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Be yourself. The world worships the original.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Every day in the mirror I watch death at work.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “A little too much is just enough for me.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work. Note just what it is about your work that critics don’t like – then cultivate it. That’s the only part of your work that’s individual and worth keeping.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “The only way to kill death is through photography.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Living is a horizontal fall.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “I’ve always preferred mythology to history. History is truth that becomes an illusion. Mythology is an illusion that becomes reality.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Stupidity is always astounding, no matter how often one encounters it.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “History is a combination of reality and lies. The reality of History becomes a lie. The unreality of the fable becomes the truth.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “The cinema is death at work.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Vivre est une chute horizontale. Life is a horizontal fall.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “You’ve never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “What is history after all? History is facts which become lies in the end.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Never do what a specialist can do better. Discover your own specialty. Do not despair if your specialty appears to be more delicate, a lesser thing. Make up in finesse what you lose in force.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Be a constant outrage to modesty There is nothing to fear: modesty is exercised only among the blind.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “There’s no such thing as love; only proof of love.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Mirrors would do well to reflect a little more before sending back images.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “A film is a petrified fountain of thought.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Silence moves faster when it’s going backward.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “What uniform can I wear to hide my heavy heart? It is too heavy. It will always show. Jacques felt himself growing gloomy again. He was well aware that to live on earth a man must follow its fashions, and hearts were no longer worn.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Beauty cannot be recognized with a cursory glance.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Appreciation of art is a moral erection, otherwise mere dilettantism.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Watch yourself all your life in a mirror and you’ll see Death at work like bees in a glass hive.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “The composer opens the cage door for arithmetic, the draftsman gives geometry its freedom.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “The course of a river is almost always disapproved of by the source.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “It is not inspiration; it is expiration.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “And history becomes legend and legend becomes history.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what’s known as infinity.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “What is style? For many people, a very complicated way of saying very simple things. According to us, a very simple way of saying very complicated things.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Continue reading Proust. His magnificent intelligence is particularly fond of describing stupidity. Which is ultimately exhausting.”
Jean Cocteau Quote: “Poetry is an ethic. By ethic I mean a secret code of behavior, a discipline constructed and conducted according to the capabilities of a man who rejects the falsifications of the categorical imperative.”
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