Aphorisms by author: Jean Cocteau

What is history after all? History is facts which become lies in the end.
By theme : History Lie
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
By theme : Death Life
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
By theme : Art Creativity
Diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he will look forward to making the trip.
By theme : Politics Relations
Art produces ugly things, which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things, which always become ugly with time.
By theme : Art Fashion Time
Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.
By theme : Behavior
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don`t like?
By theme : Cynicism Wit
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