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George Bernard Shaw Quotes on Art (10 Quotes)


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  • I hate, performers who debase great works of art I long for their annihilation.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • In the arts of peace Man is a bungler.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living as seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Artists do not prove things. They do not need to. They know them.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • The trouble, Mr. Goldwyn is that you are only interested in art and I am only interested in money.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • In the arts of life man invents nothing but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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