George Jean Nathan Quotes (15 quotations)

1. 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

2. 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. - George Jean Nathan

3. An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out. - George Jean Nathan

4. Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. - George Jean Nathan

5. Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. - George Jean Nathan

6. I drink to make other people interesting. - George Jean Nathan

7. I drink to make other people seem more interesting. - George Jean Nathan

8. 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

9. I only drink to make other people seem interesting. - George Jean Nathan

10. It is also said of me that I now and then contradict myself. Yes, I improve wonderfully as time goes on. - George Jean Nathan

11. Marriage is based on the theory that when man discovers a brand of beer exactly to his taste he should at once throw up his job and go work in the brewery. - George Jean Nathan

12. No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. - George Jean Nathan

13. Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. - George Jean Nathan

14. Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men. - George Jean Nathan

15. 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

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