George Bernard Shaw

george bernard shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright born on 26 July 1856. Shaw is one of the leading dramatist of his generation. He wrote more than sixty plays. Some of his major work includes Man and Superman, Pygmalion, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Major Barbara, and Saint Joan.

Shaw’s plays are flavored with a perfect combination of drama, comedy, and social corrective. Besides being a playwright, he was also a critic, polemicist and political activist. In 1925, George Bernard Shaw was awarded with the Nobel Prize in the field of Literature.

In 2 November 1950, aged ninety-four, he died in Hertfordshire, England.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

Imagination is the beginning of creation...
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
We don't stop playing because we grow old...
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
You cannot be a hero without being a coward
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
Power does not corrupt men...
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
Science never solves a problem without creating ten more
Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.
After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
Youth is wasted on the young
Youth is wasted on the young.
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
Hell is full of musical amateurs
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
When a man says money can do anything...
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn’t got any.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your....
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything....
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.
Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh...
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn’t be anything for us to do.
I dream things that never were...
You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
You use a glass mirror to see your face...
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable...
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying
Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Beware of false knowledge
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
never to wrestle with a pig
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.