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Jean Cocteau 1889: Jean Cocteau
5.7.1889: Jean Cocteau (†11.10.1963)
French author, painter and producer. His lyrics, novels and theoretical works shaped 20th century European art. He also produced surrealist film masterpieces. Influenced by Rimbaud, his literary works often had mythological themes. One of his most important novels was "The Great Leap Forward." His first film "The Blood of a Poet" (1930) is one of the most significant surrealist works.
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Which of the following quotes is NOT by French dramatist, movie director, poet, & screenwriter Jean Cocteau?
  Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
  We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
  The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.