Jean Cocteau

1889 - 1963

A Quote by Jean Cocteau on freedom, indoctrination, and truth

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau on artists, art, and understanding

An  artist cannot speak about his art more than a plant can discuss horticulture.

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau on poets, dreamers, grownup, and adults

There are poets and there are grownups.

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau on mystery

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Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what's known as infinity.

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau

There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them.

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau on angels

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I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking.

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau on belief, luck, and success

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

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau on composers and freedom

The composer opens the cage door for arithmetic, the draftsman gives geometry its freedom.

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau on cats, home, love, and soul

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

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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