"To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."George Jean Nathan on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."George Jean Nathan on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."George Jean Nathan on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."George Jean Nathan on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."George Jean Nathan on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value."
"Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry."