"I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Jean Cocteau on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Jean Cocteau on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Jean Cocteau on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Jean Cocteau on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Jean Cocteau on Khalil Gibran
"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."