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Quotations by author » Jean Cocteau
French Poet, Novelist, Actor, Film Director and Painter, 1889-1963
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A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.
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A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
Movies
A good upbringing consists in hiding how much you think of yourself, and how little you think of others.
Education
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
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After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
ReadingWriters
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
Music
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Art
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
Art
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Art
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood
Art
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
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Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.
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Being tactful in audacity is knowing how far one can go to far.
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Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot, which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie
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Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.
Actors and actingExpectationWriters
Don't for a moment believe He was killing the young; He was costuming angels.
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Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail
Emotion
Enough of clouds, waves, aquariums, water-sprites and nocturnal scents; what we need is music of the earth, everyday music...music one can live in like a house.
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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.
Death and dyingDrugsLifeLove
Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
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