• Mirrors should think longer before they reflect

    Jean Cocteau
  • At all costs the true world of childhood must prevail, must be restored; that world whose momentous, heroic, mysterious quality is fed on airy nothings, whose substance is so ill-fitted to withstand the brutal touch of adult inquisition

    Jean Cocteau
  • Every poem is a coat of arms. It must be deciphered. How much blood, how many tears in exchange for these axes, these muzzles, these unicorns, these torches, these towers, these martlets, these seedlings of stars and these fields of blue!

    Jean Cocteau
  • To be moved confuses the soul. One cannot convey these kinds of memories any more than the events of a dream......if I have complained too long, it is because my memory, no longer having any fixed abode, has to carry its luggage with it

    Jean Cocteau
  • I suppose the artists invented the firm breasts they put on women, and that in reality all women had flabby ones

    Jean Cocteau
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