More From Jean Cocteau
- "Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying."
- "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."
- "Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death."
More In Society
- "The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that’s making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?"― John Lennon
- "I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them – and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it."― Jodie Foster
- "American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it."― Henry Adams