As 99 per cent of English authors and 100 per cent of American ones [authors] are just such imbeciles, managers and publishers make a practice of asking for every right the author possesses.
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.
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
During the Suffragette revolt of 1913 I[urged] that what was needed was not the vote, but a constitutional amendment enactingthat all representative bodies shall consist of women and men in equal numbers, whether elected or nominated or coopted or registered or picked up in the street like a coroner
The more ignorant men are, the more convinced are they that their little parish and their little chapel is an apex to which civilization and philosophy has painfully struggled up the pyramid of time from a desert of savagery.
In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. George Bernard Sha
Worst of all, there is no sign of any relaxation of antisemitism. Logically it has nothing to do with Fascism. But the human raceis imitative rather than logical; and as Fascism spreads antisemitism spreads.
Decency is indecency's conspiracy of silence
When you loved me I gave you the whole sun and stars to play with. I gave you eternity in a single moment, strength of the mountains in one clasp of your arms, and the volume of all the seas in one impulse of your soul.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. George Bernard Sha
If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
Freedom, my good girl, means being able to count on how other people will behave.
Blasphemy and sedition (meaning the truth about Church and State).
People must not be forced to adopt me as their favourite author, even for their own good.
To endure the pain of living, we all drug ourselves more or less with gin, with literature, with superstitions, with romance, with idealism, political, sentimental, and moral, with every possible preparation of that universal hashish: imagination.
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!
The shot Irishmen will now take their places beside Emmet and the Manchester Martyrs in Ireland, and beside the heroes of Poland and SÃ©rbia and Belgium in Europe; and nothing in heaven or earth can prevent it.
Only fools repeat the same things over and over, expecting to obtain different results.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
In gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win.
Defeatism is the wretchedest of policies.
Never forget that if you leave your law to judges and your religion to bishops, you will presently find yourself without either law or religion.
Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
Whenever an obviously well founded statement is made in England by a person specially well acquainted with the facts, that unlucky person is instantly and frantically contradicted by all the people who obviously know nothing about it.
I'm only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller.
Our lives are shaped not as much by our experiences as by our expectations.
If only for a half hour a day, a child should do something serviceable to the community
I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.
You sometimes have to answer a woman according to her womanliness, just as you have to answer a fool according to his folly.
Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it. George Bernard