Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau Quotes

Beauty cannot be recognized with a cursory glance.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Hate only hatred.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Understand that some of your enemies are amongst your best friends.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

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.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Film will only become an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

A prig always finds a last refuge in responsibility.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Fight any instinct to be humorless, for humorlessness is the worst of all absurdities.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Be helpful, even if it compromises you.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Be a constant outrage to modesty There is nothing to fear: modesty is exercised only among the blind.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

The extreme limit of wisdom thats what the public calls madness.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Art is science made clear.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our nose, and we will be forced to flee.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

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