Jean Cocteau Quotes

Jean Cocteau Quotes: 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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Jean Cocteau Quote: An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
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Quotes about Jean Cocteau: My method is simple: not to bother about poetry. It must come of its own accord. Merely whispering its name drives it away.
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Quote about Jean Cocteau: You are always concentrated on the inner thing. The moment one becomes aware of the crowd, performs for the crowd, it is spectacle.
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Jean Cocteau Sayings: The job of the poet (a job which can't be learned) consists of placing those objects of the visible world which have become invisible due to the glue of habit, in an unusual position which strikes the soul and gives them a tragic force.
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Jean Cocteau Saying: One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
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Sayings about Jean Cocteau: And now I have to confess the unpardonable and the scandalous. I am a happy man. And I am going to tell you the secret of my happiness. It is quite simple. I love mankind. I love love. I hate hate. I try to understand and accept.
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Saying about Jean Cocteau: Artists can no more speak about their work, than plants can speak about horticulture.
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Jean Cocteau Quotes: What is line? It is life. A line must live at each point along its course in such a way that the artist's presence makes itself felt above that of the model. With the writer, line takes precedence over form and content. It runs through the words he assembles. It strikes a continuous note unperceived by ear or eye. It is, in a way, the soul's style, and if the line ceases to have a life of its own, if it only describes an arabesque, the soul is missing and the writing dies.
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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.
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Quotes about Jean Cocteau: Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time.
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Quote about Jean Cocteau: If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. There exists, therefore, outside alkaloids and habit, a sense for opium, an intangible habit which lives on, despite the recasting of the organism. The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house.
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Jean Cocteau Sayings: I feel myself inhabited by a force or being -- very little known to me. It gives the orders; I follow.
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Jean Cocteau Saying: The poet is at the disposal of the night. His role is humble, he must clean house and await its due visitation.
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Sayings about Jean Cocteau: The hot hall full of painted girls and American soldiers is a saloon in some Western film. This noise drenches us, wakens us to do something else. It shows us a lost path.
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Saying about Jean Cocteau: 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.
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Jean Cocteau Quotes: Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.
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Jean Cocteau Quote: When I write, I disturb. When I show a film, I disturb. When I exhibit my painting, I disturb, and I disturb if I don't. I have a knack for disturbing.
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