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Jean Cocteau



    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.

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    I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.

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    Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

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    A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.

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    Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.

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    The poet doesn't invent. He listens.

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    The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.

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    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.

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    One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.

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    Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.

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