“The real is not the truth and it is the truth that counts” Jean Cocteau

“An art that is not accessible to the young will never be an art” Jean Cocteau

“Stupid women adore artists” Aglaonice, Orphée, Jean Cocteau 1926

“Caught in a photograph
By an explosion of magnesium” L’Ange Heurtebise, Jean Cocteau, 1927

“Mirrors, no one has ever yet described you, figured out what you honestly are.” Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus

“Success had put me on the wrong track and I did not know there was a kind of success worse than failure” Jean Cocteau

“In every creator there is necessarily a man and a woman, and the woman is almost always unbearable” Jean Cocteau

“Cocteau improvised powerful cocktails with a base of benzoin, Gyraldose, and Champagne, but also gin, eau de Cologne and antiseptic, which Satie would throw up in the stairway.” Claude Arnaud, Jean Cocteau: A Life