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Jean Cocteau

Quote of Jean Cocteau - Tact in audacity consists in knowing...

Biography - Jean Cocteau:

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

Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far you can go too far.



(French, German)

Le tact dans l'audace c'est de savoir jusqu'où on peut aller trop loin.

Der Takt der Frechheit besteht darin, zu wissen, bis zu welchem Punkt man zu weit gehen kann.

See also 

See also...

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.


Jean Cocteau also said...

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

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

When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.

The worst fate of a poet is to be admired without being understood.

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.

The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.

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