The Saturday Writing Quote — Jean Cocteau

“Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.”

— Jean Cocteau, French man of arts and letters (1889-1963) (pictured in 1923)

An explanation for the appeal of crime — and of story? Hmmm.

Thanks to P.J. Coldren for the quote.


(Photo from Wikipedia)

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