"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Jean Cocteau on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Jean Cocteau on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Jean Cocteau on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Jean Cocteau on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Jean Cocteau on Helen Keller
"Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time."
"An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture."
"Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail."
"Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper."
"Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious."
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