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Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Along with other avant-garde artists of his generation Cocteau grappled with the algebra of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox: a classical avant-garde.. French writer

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Quote Left The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order. Quote Right
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Quote Left The extreme limit of wisdom --that's what the public calls madness. Quote Right
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Quote Left The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood. Quote Right
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Quote Left A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system. Quote Right
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Quote Left I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say. Quote Right
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