“Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work. Note just what it is about your work that critics don’t like – then cultivate it. That’s the only part of your work that’s individual and worth keeping.”

~Jean Cocteau, poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker


More about Jean Cocteau:

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (French: [ʒɑ̃ kɔkto];  1889 – 1963) is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929), and the films Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents Terribles (1948), Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1949). His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Kenneth Anger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Hugo, Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Yul Brynner, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky, María Félix, Édith Piaf, Panama Al Brown and Raymond Radiguet.

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