More From Jean Cocteau
- "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."
- "The poet doesn’t invent. He listens."
- "The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness."
More In Society
- "No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable."― Adam Smith
- "What I said was that in a democratic society, people must be permitted to make their choices and that the choices of women should not be subordinate to the choices of men, otherwise women are less than equal, are second-class citizens."― Dennis Kucinich
- "When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him."― Bayard Rustin