"Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."George Jean Nathan on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."George Jean Nathan on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."George Jean Nathan on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."George Jean Nathan on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."George Jean Nathan on Khalil Gibran
"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."