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  • ''A man who has no office to go to—I don't care who he is—is a trial of which you can have no conception.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. The Irrational Knot, ch. 18 (1905).
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  • ''There are two things necessary to Salvation.... Money and gunpowder.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1905). Andrew Undershaft, in Major Barbara, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. The Irrational Knot, ch. 14 (1905).
  • ''Everybody who does not live in a prostitute's bed and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Frank Harris, in Bernard Shaw, ch. 17, Garden City Publishing Co. (1931).
  • ''We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Morell, in Candida, act 1.
  • ''What is wrong with priests and popes is that instead of being apostles and saints, they are nothing but empirics who say "I know" instead of "I am learning," and pray for credulity and inertia as wise men pray for scepticism and activity.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "The Latest Theories," preface, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911).
  • ''The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Androcles and the Lion, preface (1916).
  • ''The function of the actor is to make the audience imagine for the moment that real things are happening to real people.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in Herbert Beerbohm Tree: Some Memories of Him and His Art (1920). "From the Point of View of the Playwright," The Drama Observed , ed. Bernard F. Dukore, Penn State Press (1993).
  • ''It is easy—terribly easy—to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Morell, in Candida, act 1.
  • ''Of all the anti-social vested interests the worst is the vested interest in ill-health.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright and critic. "The Latest Theories," preface, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911).

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