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Biography - Jean Cocteau:

French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker.
Born: 1889 - Died: 1963
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le cinéma, c'est l'écriture moderne dont l'encre est la lumière.

German
Kino ist die moderne Art zu schreiben, ihre Tinte ist das Licht.




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A film is a petrified fountain of thought.




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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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My trade and art is to live.
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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
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Quotes for: light


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Quotes about light:


To love beauty is to see light.
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
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Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
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What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
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A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.
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All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.
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Quotes for: writing


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Quotes for: writing


Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.
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A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
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It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
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For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
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I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
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My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
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Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
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When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.
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Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far you can go too far.
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The worst fate of a poet is to be admired without being understood.
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The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.
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The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
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