George Bernard Shaw


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  • ''Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1933). Sir Arthur Chavender, in On the Rocks, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 6, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1973).
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  • ''A book is like a child: it is easier to bring it into the world than to control it when it is launched there.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (Preface written in 1901). Cashel Byron's Profession, preface, Constable (1950).
  • ''I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Lubin, in "The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas," Back to Methuselah.
  • ''There is the eternal war between those who are in the world for what they can get out of it and those who are in the world to make it a better place for everybody to live in.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1933). Sir Arthur Chavender, in On the Rocks, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 6, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1973).
  • ''You can be as romantic as you please about love, Hector; but you mustn't be romantic about money.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Violet, in Man and Superman, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1898). Charteris, in The Philanderer, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).
  • ''Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. You are always at the crisis: I am always in the convalescent stage.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Lubin, in "The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas," Back to Methuselah. Addressing his political rival Burge.
  • ''Most married couples spend the whole day apart, the woman in the house, the man in the office or study or workshop.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1949). Sir Ferdinand Flopper, in Buoyant Billions, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 7, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1974).
  • ''People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1898). Vivie Warren, in Mrs. Warren's Profession, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).
  • ''The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Children's Happiness," Parents and Children (1914).

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