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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 I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say. Quote Right
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Quote Left An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original. Quote Right
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Quote Left Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts. Quote Right
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Quote Left Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far. Quote Right
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Quote Left The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying. Quote Right
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