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Jean Cocteau

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I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.

— Jean Cocteau

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Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.

— Jean Cocteau

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Be yourself. The world worships the original.

— Jean Cocteau


Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.

— Jean Cocteau

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The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

— Jean Cocteau

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One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.

— Jean Cocteau

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Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.

— Jean Cocteau

#conscious #marriage #unconscious

An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.

— Jean Cocteau

#be original #copy #only #order #original

Catastrophe, riots, factories blowing up, armies in flight, flood - the ear can detect a whole apocalypse in the starry night of the human body.

— Jean Cocteau


I only fear the death of others. For me, true death is that of the people I love

— Jean Cocteau


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" During the Nazi occupation of France Cocteau's friend Arno Breker convinced him that Adolf Hitler was a pacifist and patron of the arts with France's best interests in mind. Russian choreographer Sergei Diaghilev persuaded Cocteau to write a scenario for a ballet which resulted in Parade in 1917. Poetry
1909 La Lampe d'Aladin
1910 Le Prince frivole
1912 La Danse de Sophocle
1919 Ode à Picasso – Le Cap de Bonne-Espérance
1920 Escale.

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet novelist dramatist designer playwright artist and filmmaker. His circle of associates friends and lovers included Kenneth Anger Pablo Picasso Jean Hugo Jean Marais Henri Bernstein Yul Brynner Marlene Dietrich Coco Chanel Erik Satie Igor Stravinsky María Félix Édith Piaf and Raymond Radiguet.

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