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Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far. Jean Cocteau#Tact 80
Jean Cocteau#Tact 80
I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another. Jean Cocteau#Friend 67
Jean Cocteau#Friend 67
If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it. Jean Cocteau#Poverty 66
Jean Cocteau#Poverty 66
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things. Jean Cocteau#Style 63
Jean Cocteau#Style 63
The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our nose, and we will be forced to flee. Jean Cocteau#Certain 63
Jean Cocteau#Certain 63
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood. Jean Cocteau#Admired 62
Jean Cocteau#Admired 62
I am a lie who always speaks the truth. Jean Cocteau#DeceptionLying 61
Jean Cocteau#DeceptionLying 61
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them. Jean Cocteau#Design 61
Jean Cocteau#Design 61
The extreme limit of wisdom--that is what the public calls madness. Jean Cocteau 61
Jean Cocteau 61
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike? Jean Cocteau#Success 61
Jean Cocteau#Success 61
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