George Bernard Shaw


George Bernard Shaw Quotes

  • ''Bible worship, though at its best it may achieve sublimity by keeping its head in the skies, may also make itself both ridiculous and dangerous by having its feet off the ground.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published as The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (1932). The Black Girl in Search of God, preface, The Black Girl in Search of God and Some Lesser Tales, Constable (1948).
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  • ''Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Don Juan, in Man and Superman, act 3.
  • ''Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''When I speak of The Case for Equality I mean human equality; and that, of course, can only mean one thing: it means equality of income.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Speech, May 1, 1913, delivered at the Political and Economic Circle of the National Liberal Club. The Case for Equality, Shavian Tract No. 6, The Shaw Society, London (December 1958).
  • ''That is what all poets do: they talk to themselves out loud; and the world overhears them. But it's horribly lonely not to hear someone else talk sometimes.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Marchbanks, in Candida, act 2.
  • ''The cinema is going to form the mind of England. The national conscience, the national ideals and tests of conduct, will be those of the film.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in New Statesman [Britain] (June 27, 1914). "The Cinema as a Moral Leveler," The Drama Observed, ed. Bernard F. Dukore, Penn State Press (1993).
  • ''What is Virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Don Juan, in Man and Superman, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''Do you think that the things people make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about?''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1897). Marchbanks, in Candida, act 1, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).
  • ''A love affair should always be a honeymoon. And the only way to make sure of that is to keep changing the man; for the same man can never keep it up.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1932). The Countess, in Too True to be Good, act 2 (BH VI, 473), The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 6, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1973).
  • ''Well, dearie, men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. But you can't blame them for that, can you?''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Dora Delaney, in Fanny's First Play, act 3.

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