JEAN COCTEAU
[1889 – 1963] A French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker

 
A true photographer is as rare as a true poet or a true painter. - Jean Cocteau , Views on nudes by Bill Jay , ISBN: 0240507312 , Page: 67
appraising in a letter the art of Lucien Clergue.
The only way to kill death is through photography. - Jean Cocteau
Nothing is more intriguing than a still photograph in the middle of a motion picture... Just as an accident is a cry changed into silence and not a silence after a cry, photography is speed rendered motionless... - Jean Cocteau
The runner stopped dead, lost his balance, froze in one of those violent attitudes in which the photographers petrify living reality. - Jean Cocteau