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George Jean Nathan Quotes

(1882-1958), American Critic

I only drink to make other people seem more interesting.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

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.

Category: Ambition

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

Category: Arts And Artists

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

Category: Comedy And Comedians

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Love

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

Category: Optimism

Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

Category: Patriotism

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

Category: Politicians And Politics

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

Category: Skepticism

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking