"The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Jean Cocteau on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Jean Cocteau on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Jean Cocteau on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Jean Cocteau on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Jean Cocteau on Erma Bombeck
"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."