George Bernard Shaw


George Bernard Shaw Quotes

  • ''A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Quoted in Hesketh Pearson, Bernard Shaw: His Life and Personality, ch. 9 (1942). Shaw, Pearson reported, believed vegetarians had radically different experiences from meat-eaters: "The odd thing about being a vegetarian is, not that the things that happen to other people don't happen to me—they all do—but that they happen differently: pain is different, pleasure different, fever different, cold different, even love different."
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  • ''A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "The Technical Problem," preface, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911).
  • ''Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Brassbound, in Captain Brassbound's Conversion, act 3.
  • ''The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1898). The waiter, in You Never Can Tell, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).
  • ''We mustn't be stiff and stand-off, you know. We must be thoroughly democratic, and patronize everybody without distinction of class.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Broadbent, in John Bull's Other Island, act 4.
  • ''He never does a proper thing without giving an improper reason for it.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1905). Lady Britomart, in Major Barbara, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquet by giving him away.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Recoil of the Dogma of Medical Infallibility on the Doctor," preface, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911).
  • ''The great dramatist has something better to do than to amuse either himself or his audience. He has to interpret life.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1910). Three Plays by Brieux, preface, The Drama Observed, ed. Bernard F. Dukore, Penn State Press (1993).
  • ''What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1904). Broadbent, in John Bull's Other Island, act 4, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''When it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Lady Cicely, in Captain Brassbound's Conversion, act 2.

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