Jean Cocteau

Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines
Jean Cocteau
Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines

Quotes

11 November 2014
Art is science made clear.
11 November 2014
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
11 November 2014
If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.
11 November 2014
There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard.
11 November 2014
A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.
11 November 2014
Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
11 November 2014
Poetry is indispensable—if I only knew what for.
11 November 2014
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.

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