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Quotations From GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

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  • 251.
    We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us!
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Poulengey, in Saint Joan, sc. 1.

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  • 252.
    You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1921). The Serpent, in Back to Methuselah, act 1,"In the Beginning," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).

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  • 253.
    What is the historical function of Parliament in this country? It is to prevent the Government from governing.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. speech, Nov. 25, 1932, at the Kingsway Hall (London). "In Praise of Guy Fawkes," Platform and Pulpit, ed. Dan H. Laurence, Hill and Wang (1961).
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