"Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."George Jean Nathan on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."George Jean Nathan on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."George Jean Nathan on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."George Jean Nathan on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."George Jean Nathan on Joseph Stalin
"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."