Jean Cocteau Quotes

Poetry is indispensable—if I only knew what for.
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French author, filmmaker. Quoted in Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art, ch. 1 (1959).
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French author, filmmaker. Quoted in Roger Shattuck, "A Native Son of Paris," Jean Cocteau and the French Scene (1984).