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Letter "J" » Jean Cocteau Quotes
«I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.»
«Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.»
«An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.»
«When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.»
«There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them.»
«Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.»
«Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.»
«Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.»
«You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.»
«The poet doesn't invent. He listens.»