“I love cats because I enjoy my home, and little by little, they become its visible soul.” ~ Jean Cocteau (July 5, 1889 to October 11, 1963)
Jean Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, artist, and filmmaker. During his lifetime he produced an astonishing output of poetry, poetry illustrations, plays, novels, and films. He was very well known for his film La Belle et la Bete (1946) (Beauty and the Beast).
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