George Bernard Shaw
Irish playwright, critic, and polemicist (1856–1950)
George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1913) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
George Bernard Shaw Quotes
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
You use a glass mirror to see your face you use works of art to see your soul.
The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
Beauty is all very well at first sight but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.