65 Interesting Quotes By George Jean Nathan
Journalist, Film critic, Writer
George Jean Nathan was an American magazine editor and drama critic, best known for establishing the magazine ‘The Smart Set’ in collaboration with H.L. Mencken, another pillar of American journalism. Nathan studied at the prestigious Cornell University and right from the time that he was a student, he showed a flair as an editor. During his time at Cornell University, he served as the editor of the ‘Cornell Daily Sun’. After launching his career in the print media, he quickly became one of the most influential editors and drama critics in the United States by dint of his brilliance and knowledge of the craft. ‘The Smart Set’ became one of the most prominent literary magazines in America due to his efforts and collaboration with H.L. Mencken. In addition to that, he had also been the founder as well as the editor of two other magazines, ‘The American Spectator’ and ‘The American Mercury’. Nathan was a man of rare intellect, who in his capacity as editor and critic, was known to speak his mind and express his thoughts on a variety of subjects. Following is a collection of quotable quotes and sayings by George Jean Nathan which have been excerpted from his columns, writings, works, thoughts and life. Read through some of George Jean Nathan’s best known quotations and sayings.