Jean Cocteau Poetry Quotes

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What did Jean Cocteau say about Poetry?

Jean Cocteau has written many quotes about Poetry. E.g.,

  • The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
  • A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
  • Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.

What are the top most famous Poetry quotes by Jean Cocteau?

Here are the top most famous quotes about Poetry by Jean Cocteau.

  • The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
  • A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
  • Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
  • The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
  • Poetry is indispensable - if I only knew what for.