56+ George Jean Nathan Quotes On Education, Religion And Critical
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- 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.
- Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
- Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
- Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
- I only drink to make other people seem more interesting.
- 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.
- 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.
- The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth.
- No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
George Jean Nathan Image Quotes
Love demands infinitely less than friendship. — George Jean Nathan
George Jean Nathan Short Quotes
- I drink to make other people interesting.
- A ham is simply any actor who has not been successful in repressing his natural instincts.
- An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
- Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.
- Art is the sex of the imagination.
- Great drama is the souvenir of the adventure of a master among the pieces of his own soul.
- Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
- Opening Night: The night before the play is ready to open.
- The triumph of sugar over diabetes.
George Jean Nathan Quotes On Love
A poet, any real poet, is simply an alchemist who transmutes his cynicism regarding human beings into an optimism regarding the moon, the stars, the heavens, and the flowers, to say nothing of Spring, love, and dogs. — George Jean Nathan
A broken heart is a monument to a love that will never die; fulfillment is a monument to a love that is already on its deathbed. — George Jean Nathan
A man may be said to love most truly that woman in whose company he can feel drowsy in comfort. — George Jean Nathan
George Jean Nathan Quotes On Critical
The dramatic critic who is without prejudice is on the plane with the general who does not believe in taking human life. — George Jean Nathan
It is the mark of a superior person that, left to themselves they are able endlessly to amuse, interest and entertain themselves out of their personal stock of meditations, ideas, criticisms, memories, philosophy, humor and what not. — George Jean Nathan
Impersonal criticism?is like an impersonal fist fight or an impersonal marriage, and as successful. — George Jean Nathan
George Jean Nathan Famous Quotes And Sayings
Love demands infinitely less than friendship. — George Jean Nathan
The most loyal and faithful woman indulges her imagination in a hypothetical liaison whenever she dons a new street frock for the first time. — 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
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. — George Jean Nathan
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. — George Jean Nathan
All that is necessary to raise imbecility into what the mob regards as profundity is to lift it off the floor and put it on a platform. — 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
So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater. — George Jean Nathan
The bachelors admired freedom is often a yoke, for the freer a man is to himself the greater slave he often is to the whims of others. — George Jean Nathan
Marriage is based on the theory that when a man discovers a brand of beer exactly to his taste, he should at once throw up his job and go to work inthe brewery. — George Jean Nathan
A ready way to lose your friend is to lend him money. Another equally ready way to lose him is to refuse to lend him money. It is six of one and a half dozen of the other. — George Jean Nathan
Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. — George Jean Nathan
What passes for woman's intuition is often nothing more than man's transparency. — George Jean Nathan
Men go to the theatre to forget; women, to remember. — George Jean Nathan
The Russian dramatist is one who, walking through a cemetery, does not see the flowers on the graves. The American dramatist . . . Does not see the graves under the flowers. — George Jean Nathan
An abstainer is the sort of man you wouldn't want to drink with even if he did. — George Jean Nathan
Sex touches the heavens only when it simultaneously touches the gutter and the mud. — George Jean Nathan
Like everybody else, when I don't know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds. — George Jean Nathan
Musicals are to the theater what wines are to a substantial dinner. — George Jean Nathan
Hollywood is ten million dollars worth of intricate and high ingenious machinery functioning elaborately to put skin on baloney. — George Jean Nathan
All one has to do to gather a large crowd in New York is to stand on the curb a few minutes and gaze intently at the sky. — George Jean Nathan
Drama - what literature does at night. — George Jean Nathan
One does not go to the theater to see life and nature; one goes to see the particular way in which life and nature happen to look to a cultivated, imaginative and entertaining man who happens, in turn, to be a playwright. — George Jean Nathan
I drink so the others become interesting. — George Jean Nathan
Shaw writes plays for the ages, the ages between five and twelve. — George Jean Nathan
There is no legimate actor who can resist the powerful lure of the movies. It isn't the money that fetches him. It isn't the great publicity. It is simply this: the movies enable an actor to look at himself. — George Jean Nathan
There is something distinguished about even his failures; they sink not trivially, but with a certain air of majesty, like a great ship, its flags flying, full of holes. — George Jean Nathan
It may be said that artist and censor differ in this wise: that the first is a decent mind in an indecent body and that the second is an indecent mind in a decent body. — George Jean Nathan
The notion that as a man grows older his illusions leave him is not quite true. What is true is that his early illusions are supplanted by new, and to him, equally convincing illusions. — George Jean Nathan
In the theatre, a hero is one who believes that all women are ladies, a villain one who believes that all ladies are women. — George Jean Nathan
The sweetest memory is that which involves something which one should not have done; the bitterest, that which involves something which one should not have done, and which one did not do. — George Jean Nathan
Life Lessons by George Jean Nathan
- George Jean Nathan taught us to never give up on our dreams, no matter how difficult the journey may be. He worked hard to become one of the most respected editors in America, and his success serves as an inspiring reminder that hard work and dedication can lead to great things.
- He also showed us that it's important to stay humble and be generous with our knowledge. Even after becoming a successful editor, Nathan was always willing to share his expertise with others and help them grow.
- Finally, Nathan demonstrated the importance of staying true to our values and beliefs. He was a staunch defender of freedom of speech and expression, and he never wavered in his commitment to these ideals.
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