George Bernard Shaw


George Bernard Shaw Quotes

  • ''Paradoxes are the only truths.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Tarleton, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
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  • ''No king on earth is as safe in his job as a Trade Union official. There is only one thing that can get him sacked; and that is drink. Not even that, as long as he doesn't actually fall down.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Boanerges, in The Apple Cart, act 1.
  • ''A conquered nation is like a man with cancer: he can think of nothing else.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1907). John Bull's Other Island, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First published 1942). Quoted in Hesketh Pearson, Bernard Shaw: His Life and Personality, ch. 16, Atheneum (1963).
  • ''The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). John Tanner, in Man and Superman, act 1, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''What is laisser-faire but an orthodoxy? The most tyrannous and disastrous of all the orthodoxies, since it forbids you even to learn.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "The Technical Problem," preface, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911).
  • ''The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money is to give him some.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Boss Mangan, in Heartbreak House, act 2.
  • ''All problems are finally scientific problems.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "The Technical Problem," preface, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911).
  • ''Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Brassbound, in Captain Brassbound's Conversion, act 3.
  • ''The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). John Tanner, in Man and Superman, act 1, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).

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