"Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."George Jean Nathan on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."George Jean Nathan on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."George Jean Nathan on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."George Jean Nathan on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."George Jean Nathan on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched."
"Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness."
"Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen."
"To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination."
"Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value."