Jean Cocteau Quotes (130 quotes)
“Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts.”
From the book: A Call to Order, Written Between the Years 1918 and 1926 and Including "Cock and Harlequin", "Professional Secrets", and Other Critical Essays, p. 176
In French: "Je suis un mensonge qui dit toujours la vérité." - Le Paquet Rouge (1925)
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Born: July 5, 1889
Died: October 11, 1963 (aged 74)
Occupation: Director, novelist, poet, artist, filmmaker
Bio: Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants terribles, and the films Blood of a Poet, Les Parents terribles, Beauty and the Beast, and Orpheus.