George Jean Nathan

George Jean Nathan

American criticus

Lived from: 1882-1958

Category: Media

Quotes: George Jean Nathan

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    I only drink to make other people seem more interesting.
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    Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
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    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.
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    An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
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    Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
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    Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
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    Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
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    No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
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    Not to go to the theatre is like making one's toilet without a mirror.
    Source: The World in Falseface
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    Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
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    The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
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    To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.
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