Jean Cocteau Quote


Jean Cocteau
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As quoted in Newsweek (16 May 1955) Variant translation: Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.
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An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.  - Jean Cocteau
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Jean Cocteau
Source/Notes:
In French: "J'aime les/mes chats parce que j'aime ma maison et qu'ils en deviennent peu à peu l'âme visible." - La revue des deux mondes, Issues 5-8 (1951), p. 568

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Born: July 5, 1889

Died: October 11, 1963 (aged 74)

Nationality: French

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.

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