"Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Jean Cocteau on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Jean Cocteau on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Jean Cocteau on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Jean Cocteau on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Jean Cocteau on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"Art is not a pastime but a priesthood."