George Bernard Shaw Quotes (675 Quotes)


    Sister, you're trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity, but I'm done, I'm finished, I'm going to die. Spoken to his nurse.

    We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.


    Heaven, as conventionally conceived, is a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside.






    The notion that disarmament can put a stop to war is contradicted by the nearest dogfight.

    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.

    Don't think you can frighten me by telling me I am alone. France is alone and God is alone and what is my loneliness before the loneliness of my country and my God.

    Democracy means the organization of society for the benefit and at the expense of everybody indiscriminately and not for the benefit of a privileged class.


    I hate, performers who debase great works of art I long for their annihilation.

    Critics, like other people, see what they look for, not what is actually before them.



    We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us.

    You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.


    The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.

    I like a bit of a mongrel myself, whether its a man or a dog. Theyre the best for every day.

    The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.

    I talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them You are supreme exercise your power. They say, That's right tell us what to do and I tell t.

    You are all fundamentalists with a top dressing of science. That is why you are the stupidest of conservatives and reactionists in politics and the most bigoted of obstructionists in science itself.


    I am sure that if people had to choose between living where the noise of children never stopped and where it was never heard, all the good-natured and sound people would prefer the incessant noise to the incessant silence.

    It is the sexless novel that should be distinguished the sex novel is now normal.

    We throw the whole drudgery of creation one sex, and then imply that no female of any delicacy would initiate any effort in that direction

    It would positively be a relief to me to dig him up and throw stones at him.


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