George Jean Nathan Quotes

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

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

I drink to make other people interesting.

Hollywood: Ten million dollars’ worth of intricate and highly ingenious machinery, functioning elaborately to put skin on baloney.

I only drink to make other people seem interesting.

Drama – what literature does at night.

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.

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.

Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.

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