13 thoughts on “Jean Cocteau

  1. johemmant

    Good morning, you *grin*! Yes, a fantastic quote, I love the tightrope metaphor. Did I mention how pleased I am you’re blogging?

  2. Michelle McGrane Post author

    Hi Susan! Yes, writing (art) as a solitary balancing act.

  3. christine

    A quote is a great way to interact on a blog. This one provokes thought and gets the gears of creativity going. It made me think of a mime.

  4. Michelle McGrane Post author

    I know. I’ve been wanting to write a circus poem for some time …

    Karl Wallenda, the founder of The Flying Wallendas, said:

    “Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.”

    I believe he fell to his death.

  5. Paul Squires

    What a wonderful place to begin your series of quotes, with Cocteau. One of my favourites quotes is one of his. “There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them.”

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