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

Although I cannot lay an egg, I am a very good judge of omelettes

George Bernard Shaw
When a man of normal habits is ill, everyone hastens to assure him that he is going to recover. When a vegetarian is ill (which fortunately very seldom happens), everyone assures him that he is going to die, and that they told him so, and that it serves him right. They implore him to take at least a little gravy, so as to give himself a chance of lasting out the night
George Bernard Shaw

A critic is one who leaves no turn unstoned.

George Bernard Shaw
We must not stay as we are, doing always what was done last time, or we shall stick in the mud. Yet neither must we undertake a new world as catastrophic Utopians, and wreck our civilization in our hurry to mend it.
George Bernard Shaw

Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.

George Bernard Shaw
The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry.
George Bernard Shaw

It is not enough to know what is good: you must be able to do it.

George Bernard Shaw
Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.
George Bernard Shaw

The British are apt to make merits of their stupidities, and to represent their various incapacities as points of good breeding.

George Bernard Shaw
Wicked people means people who have no love: therefore, they have no shame. They have the power to ask love because the don't need it: they have the power to offer it because they have none to give.