George Jean Nathan quotes

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

“Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.”

— George Jean Nathan

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

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

— George Jean Nathan

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

“What passes for woman's intuition is often nothing more than man's transparency.”

— George Jean Nathan

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“I drink to make other people interesting.”

— George Jean Nathan

“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.”

— George Jean Nathan

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

— George Jean Nathan

“Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.”

— George Jean Nathan

“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.”

— George Jean Nathan

“Love demands infinitely less than friendship.”

— George Jean Nathan

“Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.”

— George Jean Nathan

“A man admires a woman not for what she says, but what she listens to.”

— George Jean Nathan

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

— George Jean Nathan

“A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.”

— George Jean Nathan

“No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.”

— George Jean Nathan

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

— George Jean Nathan

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

— George Jean Nathan

“To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.”

— George Jean Nathan

“Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value.”

— George Jean Nathan

“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.”

— George Jean Nathan

“An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut.”

— George Jean Nathan

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

— George Jean Nathan

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

— George Jean Nathan

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

— George Jean Nathan

“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.”

— George Jean Nathan

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

— George Jean Nathan