5 from jean cocteau

~Life is a horizontal fall.

~I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?

~Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.

~A film is a petrified fountain of thought.

~The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our nose, and we will be forced to flee.


  1. My favourite: "Style is a simple way of saying complicated things."