I do not want actors and actresses to understand my plays. That is not necessary. If they will only pronounce the correct sounds I can guarantee the results.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

The theory that music has a depraving effect on morals has now been abandoned to the old women of both sexes.

George Bernard Shaw
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage. George Bernard
George Bernard Shaw

If the governments devalue the currency in order to betray all creditors, you politely call this procedure 'inflation'.

George Bernard Shaw
Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another.
George Bernard Shaw

For nearly twenty years I have been a published author... But I have never yet seen a book of mine offered for sale in a shop window.

George Bernard Shaw
The domestic career is no more natural to all women than the military career is natural to all men.
George Bernard Shaw

The ability to make witty observations is commonly refered to as "cynism" by people who lack it.

George Bernard Shaw
As people get their opinions so largely from the newspapers they read, the corruption of the schools would not matter so much if the Press were free. But the Press is not free. As it costs at least a quarter of a million of money to establish a daily newspaper in London, the newspapers are owned by rich men. And they depend on the advertisements of other rich men. Editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones.
George Bernard Shaw

Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning.

George Bernard Shaw
My own education has been entirely controversial: that is why I know what I am writing about; and appear eccentric to dogmatically educated Old School Ties whose heads are stuffed with obsolete shibboleths.