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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 Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. 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 instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head. Quote Right
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Quote Left I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike? Quote Right
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