George Bernard Shaw


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  • ''Whenever I see the word Operation, especially Trifling Operation, I at once write off the patient as dead.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Letter, July 27, 1949, to Gabriel Pascal. Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal, vol. 3, The Correspondence of Bernard Shaw, ed. Bernard F. Dukore, University of Toronto Press (scheduled 1995).
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  • ''I must ... warn my readers that my attacks are directed against themselves, not against my stage figures.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1898). Plays Unpleasant, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).
  • ''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).
  • ''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.
  • ''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).
  • ''All autobiographies are lies. I do not mean unconscious, unintentional lies: I mean deliberate lies.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. first published in M.A.P. (Sept. 17, 1898). "In the Days of My Youth," Sixteen Self Sketches, Constable (1949). M.A.P. (Mainly About People).
  • ''I ... must continue to strive for more knowledge and more power, though the new knowledge always contradicts the old and the new power is the destruction of the fools who misuse it.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1935). Pra, in The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 6, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1973).
  • ''Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1911). The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1923). Bishop Cauchon, in Saint Joan, epilogue, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 6, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1973).
  • ''He said that private practice in medicine ought to be put down by law. When I asked him why, he said that private doctors were ignorant licensed murders.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1906). Jennifer Dubedate, paraphrasing Dr. Blenkinsop, in The Doctor's Dilemma, act 5, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).

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