George Bernard Shaw


George Bernard Shaw Quotes

  • ''I never expect a soldier to think, sir.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1897). Richard Dudgeon, in The Devil's Disciple, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
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  • ''Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Three Plays by Brieux, preface (1909).
  • ''First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Broadbent, in John Bull's Other Island, act 4.
  • ''It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Ridgeon, in The Doctor's Dilemma, act 2.
  • ''It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Saint Joan, preface (1923).
  • ''The degree of tolerance attainable at any moment depends on the strain under which society is maintaining its cohesion.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1924). Saint Joan, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 6, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1973).
  • ''Taxes are the chief business of a conqueror of the world.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1901). Caesar, in Caesar and Cleopatra, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''The popular definition of tragedy is heavy drama in which everyone is killed in the last act, comedy being light drama in which everyone is married in the last act.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. speech, Nov. 30, 1921, at Tolstoy Commemoration. "Tolstoy: Tragedian or Comedian?" The Drama Observed , ed. Bernard F. Dukore, Penn State Press (1993).
  • ''He is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Caesar, in Caesar and Cleopatra, act 2. Speaking of Britannus, his secretary, "an islander from the western end of the world, a day's voyage from Gaul."
  • ''An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Larry Doyle, in John Bull's Other Island, act 1.

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