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Jean Cocteau

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

— Jean Cocteau


Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.

— Jean Cocteau

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Les expériences dangereuses, le monde les accepte dans le domaine de l’art parce qu’il ne prend pas l’art au sérieux, mais il les condamne dans la vie.

— Jean Cocteau

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Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.

— Jean Cocteau

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Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

— Jean Cocteau

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I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.

— Jean Cocteau

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Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.

— Jean Cocteau

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A film is a petrified fountain of thought.

— Jean Cocteau

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It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.

— Jean Cocteau

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Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.

— Jean Cocteau

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About Jean Cocteau

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Did you know about Jean Cocteau?

" 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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