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Jean Cocteau Quotes
Brief author info: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, film writer, director.
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The preservation of friendship is seen as opportunism. You are required to be in one camp or the other. You are enjoined to cut your heartstrings if they extend across the barricade.
Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts.
Picasso said that everything is a miracle, that it's a miracle that we don't dissolve in our baths.
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Everyone's pet is the most outstanding. This begets mutual blindness.
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.
It was the East that should have sent us missionaries.
It seems to me that invisibility is the required provision of elegance. Elegance ceases to exist when it is noticed.
Celebrity: I picture myself as a marble bust with legs to run everywhere.
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