Favorite Quotations George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion

"My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, then say it with the utmost levity." ~ George Bernard Shaw

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Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.

Hell is paved with good intentions, not bad ones. All men mean well.

I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation.

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.

I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

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.

If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.

Give women the vote, and in five years there will be a crushing tax on bachelors.

A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned.

Literature is like any other trade; you will never sell anything unless you go to the right shop. ~ Peter's Quotations

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

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.

A miracle, my friend, is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles.... Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

All Artists are Anarchists.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

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