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A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
Movies
Jean Cocteau

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An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
Imitation
Jean Cocteau

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Art is science made clear.
Arts and Artists
Jean Cocteau

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I am a lie who always speaks the truth.
Lies and Lying
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I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
Death and Dying
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If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas.
Crowds
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It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
Addiction
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Life is a horizontal fall.
Life and Living
Jean Cocteau

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One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
Arts and Artists
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Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for.
Poetry and Poets
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Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
Death and Dying
Jean Cocteau

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Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
Style
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Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.
Tact and Tactfulness
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Tact is knowing how far to go too far.
Tact and Tactfulness
Jean Cocteau

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The extreme limit of wisdom --that's what the public calls madness.
Wisdom
Jean Cocteau

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The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
Literature
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The joy of youth is to disobey; but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders.
Obedience
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The Louver is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.
Museums and Galleries
Jean Cocteau

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We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
Luck
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What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Critics and Criticism
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When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work.
Originality
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun