Wednesday, February 2, 2011

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

"Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it…"

George Bernard Shaw - The World (15 November 1893)

"My speciality is being right when other people are wrong."

George Bernard Shaw - You Never Can Tell, Act IV

"There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it."

- George Bernard Shaw - Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, Vol. II, preface (1898)

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."

George Bernard Shaw - Annajanska (1919)

"Political necessities sometimes turn out to be political mistakes."

George Bernard Shaw - Saint Joan : A Chronicle Play In Six Scenes And An Epilogue (1923) -

"God is on the side of the big battalions."

George Bernard Shaw - Saint Joan : A Chronicle Play In Six Scenes And An Epilogue (1923)

"Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?"

George Bernard Shaw - Saint Joan : A Chronicle Play In Six Scenes And An Epilogue (1923)

"No public man in these islands ever believes that the Bible means what it says: he is always convinced that it says what he means."

George Bernard Shaw- Our Theatres In The Nineties (1930)

"The apparent multiplicity of Gods is bewildering at the first glance; but you presently discover that they are all the same one God in different aspects and functions and even sexes. There is always one uttermost God who defies personification."

George Bernard Shaw - Letter to the Reverend Ensor Walters (1933),

"There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it."

George Bernard Shaw- Man and Superman (1903)

"My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world."

George Bernard Shaw - John Bull's Other Island (1907) Act II

"It is more dangerous to be a great prophet or poet than to promote twenty companies for swindling simple folk out of their savings."

George Bernard Shaw Misalliance (1910)

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. "

George Bernard Shaw - The Doctor's Dilemma (1911)

"It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him. "

George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion (1912)

"Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another. "

George Bernard Shaw -Pygmalion (1912)

George Bernard Shaw Biography

1 comment:

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