When you want to put something into your part that is not in the play, you must ask the author-or some other author-to lead up to the interpolation for you. Never forget that the effect of a line may depend not on its delivery, but on something said earlier in the play, either by somebody else or by
You know, Tolstoy, like myself, wasn't taken in by superstitions like science and medicine.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
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
I have my own soul. My own spark of divine fire.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. George Bernard Sha
The only way in which a nation can make itself wealthy and prosperous is by good housekeeping: that is, by providing for its wants in the order of their importance, and allowing no money to be wasted on whims and luxuries until necessities have been thoroughly served.
Human misery is so appalling nowadays that if we allowed ourselves to dwell on it we should only add imaginary miseries of our own to the real miseries of others without doing them any good.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. George Bernard Sha
The 100% American is 99% idiot.
I don't want to talk grammar. I want to talk like a lady.
The open mind never acts: when we have done our utmost to arrive at a reasonable conclusion, we still must close our minds for the moment with a snap, and act dogmatically on our conclusions.
The person who is ignorant enough to believe that his nourishment depends on meat is in a horrible dilemma.
I talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them You are supreme: exercise your power. They say, That's right: tell us what to do; and I tell them. I say Exercise our vote intelligently by voting f
Women have been a ghastly nuisance in my life.
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation, because occupation means pre-occupation; and the pre-occupied person is neither happy nor unhappy, but simply alive and active. That is why it is necessary to happiness that
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value.
The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. George Bernard
Paradoxes are the only truths.
When domestic servants are treated as human beings it is not worth while to keep them.
Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.
My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.
Youth, what a pity to waste it on the young.
Trade unionism is not socialism. It is the capitalism of the proletariat.
Think what cowards men would be if they had to bear children. Women are altogether a superior species.
Bible worship, though at its best it may achieve sublimity by keeping its head in the skies, may also make itself both ridiculousand dangerous by having its feet off the ground.
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. George Bernard Sha