Jean Cocteau Quotes

Tact consists in knowing how far to go in going too far. Jean Cocteau

The purity of a revolution can last a fortnight. Jean Cocteau

I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul. Jean Cocteau

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like? Jean Cocteau

Art is science made clear. Jean Cocteau

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood. Jean Cocteau

A film is a petrified fountain of thought. Jean Cocteau

The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness. Jean Cocteau

There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard. Jean Cocteau

Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death. Jean Cocteau

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing. Jean Cocteau

A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system. Jean Cocteau