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George Jean Nathan Quotes

"Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote."
Politics

"I drink to make other people interesting."

"No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched."
Anger

"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."

"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."
Love

"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."

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

"So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater."

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

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

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

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

"Love demands infinitely less than friendship."

"I only drink to make other people seem more interesting."

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

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

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

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

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

"Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles."

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