Is the devil to have all the passions as well as all the good tunes?
General consultant to mankind.
Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. George Bernard
All great Truth first starts as Blasphemy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
Most of my recent plays were written in the railway train between Hatfield and Kings Cross. I write anywhere, on the top of omnibuses or wherever I may be; it is all the same to me.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances.
Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination.
What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
The price of ability does not depend on merit but on supply and demand.
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
Think what cowards men would be if they had to bear children. Women are altogether a superior species.
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination. George Bernard Sha
I finished my first book seventy-six years ago. I offered it to every publisher on the English-speaking earth I had ever heard of. Their refusals were unanimous: and it did not get into print until, fifty years later; publishers would publish anything that had my name on it.
When an apparent miracle happened.it proved divine mission to the credulous, and proved a contract with the devil to the skeptical.
Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.
I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
He never does a proper thing without giving an improper reason for it.
We have in England a curious belief in first-rate people, meaning all the people we do not know; and this consoles us for the undeniable second-rateness of the people we do know.
Englishmen never will be slaves; they are free to do whatever the government and public opinion allow them.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it soundslike.It isimpossible foran Englishmanto openhis mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.
There is only one belief that can rob death of its sting and the grave of its victory. For without that you cannot be born again.
Where there is no knowledge ignorance calls itself science.
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.
An index is a great leveller.