George Jean Nathan - Quotes

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Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.

Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. ---->>>

Love demands infinitely less than friendship. ---->>>

Whenever a man encounters a woman in a mood he doesn't understand, he wants to know if she's tired. ---->>>

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. ---->>>

Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote. ---->>>

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.

So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater. ---->>>

Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.

Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.

A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart. ---->>>

An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut. ---->>>

I drink to make other people interesting. ---->>>

What passes for woman's intuition is often nothing more than man's transparency. ---->>>

Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor.

Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor.

Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man. ---->>>

To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination. ---->>>

A man admires a woman not for what she says, but what she listens to. ---->>>

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value. ---->>>

Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men. ---->>>

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward. ---->>>

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don't know one who wouldn't fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink. ---->>>

It is also said of me that I now and then contradict myself. Yes, I improve wonderfully as time goes on. ---->>>

Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen. ---->>>

I have yet to find a man worth his salt in any direction who did not think of himself first and foremost. ---->>>

Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people. ---->>>

The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth. ---->>>

It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: February 14, 1882
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Die: 04-08, 1958
Occupation: Editor
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George Jean Nathan (February 14, 1882 – April 8, 1958) was an American drama critic and magazine editor. He worked closely with H. L. Mencken, bringing the literary magazine The Smart Set to prominence as an editor, and co-founding and editing The American Mercury and The American Spectator.(wikipedia)