Quotation by Jean Cocteau

Such is the role of poetry. It unveils, in the strict sense of the word. It lays bare, under a light which shakes off torpor, the surprising things which surround us and which our senses record mechanically.
Jean Cocteau (1889–1963), French author, filmmaker. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 9 (1950). "Le Secret Professionnel," Le Rappel à l'Ordre (1926).
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