"All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Jean Cocteau on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Jean Cocteau on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Jean Cocteau on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Jean Cocteau on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Jean Cocteau on Ray Charles
"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."