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Comprehensive information about Jean Cocteau including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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 This educational Jean Cocteau resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death. Quote Right
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Quote Left If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it. Quote Right
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Quote Left The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. Quote Right
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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 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 bizzare which seems inherent in them. Quote Right
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