George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist. He was the first person to be awarded both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award, receiving the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature and sharing the 1938 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film version of Pygmalion.

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A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.

Oh the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run. 

You see things, and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were, and I say "Why not?"

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.

In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

In a battle, all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win.

Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

Beware of false knowledge, it is more dangerous than ignorance.

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.

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