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George Jean Nathan
(1882-1958) born on
Feb 14
US editor, critic. He was known for writing on contemporary theater; co-founded and edited "American Mercury," 1924-30.
         
   
F
A man admires a woman not for what she says, but what she listens to.

R
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
A
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
N
Hollywood is ten million dollars worth of intricate and high ingenious machinery functioning elaborately to put skin on baloney.
K
So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Reader's Digest, 3/1/1971
R:
A: Testament of a Critic."
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Theatre Arts," Jul 58
   


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