Jean Cocteau on Art, Poetry & Creativity

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”

“The Louvre is like the morgue; one goes there to identify one’s friends.”

“A film is a petrified fountain of thought.”

“Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.”

“Film will only become an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.”