Quotes by Jean Cocteau

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I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
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Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
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The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
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It is difficult to live without opium after having known it because it is difficult, after knowing opium, to take earth seriously. And unless one is a saint, it is difficult to live without taking earth seriously.
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Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work. Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like - then cultivate it. That's the only part of your work that's individual and worth keeping.
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An artist cannot talk about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
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I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking.
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Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.
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