Jean Cocteau

Appreciation of art is a moral erection; otherwise mere dilettantism. I believe sexuality is the basis of all friendship.

You’ve never seen death? look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.

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

Life is a horizontal fall.

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

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.


Jean Cocteau and Enrique Rivero on the set of The Blood of the Poet