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Jean Cocteau

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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

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




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


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

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




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A film is a petrified fountain of thought.”
Jean Cocteau




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Quotes about art:



Quotes for: art

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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.”
Albrecht Dürer
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My trade and art is to live.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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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.”
Vincent Willem van Gogh
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”
Pablo Picasso
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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.'”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”
Marcus Aurelius
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Quotes about light:



Quotes for: light

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To love beauty is to see light.”
Victor Hugo
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
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Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Götz von Berlichingen
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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.”
Robert Green Ingersoll
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A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.”
Abbé Pierre
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All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”
Leo Tolstoy
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Quotes for: writing:



Quotes for: writing

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Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.”
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
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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.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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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.”
Ernest Hemingway
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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.”
Ernest Hemingway
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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.”
Ernest Hemingway
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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.”
Ernest Hemingway
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Jean Cocteau also said...


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Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”
Jean Cocteau
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Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far you can go too far.”
Jean Cocteau
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The worst fate of a poet is to be admired without being understood.”
Jean Cocteau
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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.”
Jean Cocteau
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The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.”
Jean Cocteau
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One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.”
Jean Cocteau - Le Coq et l’Arlequin
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