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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 I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike? Quote Right
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Quote Left Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. Quote Right
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Quote Left Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature. Quote Right
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Quote Left If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. There exists, therefore, outside alkaloids and habit, a sense for opium, an intangible habit which lives on, despite the recasting of the organism. The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house. Quote Right
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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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