Le Enfant Terrible | Jean Cocteau’s Radical Reality in Quotes

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 “When I write, I disturb. When I show a film, I disturb. When I exhibit my painting, I disturb, and I disturb if I don’t. I have a knack for disturbing.”
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“I’m not willing just to be tolerated. That wounds my love of love and of liberty.”
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“A man’s truest self realizations might require him, above all, to learn to close his eyes: to let himself be taken unawares, to follow his dark angel, to risk his illegal instincts.”
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“It is excruciating to be an unbeliever with a spirit that is deeply religious… Poetry is a religion without hope.”
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“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
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