Jean Cocteau Quotes

Jean Cocteau

French dramatist, director, & poet (1889 - 1963)

Welcome to Quote Meanings. This page lists the Jean Cocteau quotes we have in our database and soon will provide users a means to discuss the meanings of quotes listed here. You don't even need to sign up.

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.

Categorized under Adversity

Comments: 0 | Toggle Comments - Add Comment

We must believe in luck for how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?

Categorized under Success

Comments: 0 | Toggle Comments - Add Comment

I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say.

Comments: 0 | Toggle Comments - Add Comment

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.

Comments: 0 | Toggle Comments - Add Comment

The extreme limit of wisdom-- that is what the public calls madness.

Comments: 0 | Toggle Comments - Add Comment

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.

Comments: 0 | Toggle Comments - Add Comment

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.

Comments: 0 | Toggle Comments - Add Comment

Art is science made clear.

Comments: 0 | Toggle Comments - Add Comment

More Authors Like Jean Cocteau