"The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Jean Cocteau on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Jean Cocteau on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Jean Cocteau on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Jean Cocteau on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Jean Cocteau on Winston Churchill
"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."