” The poet doesn’t invent. He listens. “


” Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie. “


” A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. “


” The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. “


” The poet never asks for admiration, he wants to be believed. “



All 5 Jean Cocteau Quotes about Poet in picture


The poet doesn
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.


A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
The poet never asks for admiration, he wants to be believed.
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