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




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... but we want to be the poets of our life—first of all in the smallest, most everyday matters.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science
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To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Always be a poet, even in prose.”
Charles Baudelaire
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Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet’s job. The rest is literature.”
Jean Cocteau
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Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.”
Jean Cocteau
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I say one must be a seer, make oneself a seer. The poet makes himself a seer by an immense, long, deliberate derangement of all the senses.”
Arthur Rimbaud
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Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”
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Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.”
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.”
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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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One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.”
Jean Cocteau - Le Coq et l’Arlequin
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