Of all the anti-social vested interests the worst is the vested interest in ill-health.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

The Old Testament God is a person with body parts and passions. The Church of England God has neither body, parts nor passions, and is therefore not a person.

George Bernard Shaw
My specialty is being right when other people are wrong.
George Bernard Shaw

I am justified. For I chose wisdom and the knowledge of good and evil ; and now there is no evil; and wisdom and good are one. It is enough.

George Bernard Shaw
A dinner! How horrible! I am to be made the pretext for killing all those wretched animals and birds, and fish! Thank you for nothing. Now if it were to be a fast instead of a feast; say a solemn three days' abstention from corpses in my honour, I could at least pretend to believe that it was disinterested. Blood sacrifices are not in my line
George Bernard Shaw

To a professional critic (I have been one myself) theatre-going is the curse of Adam. The play is the evil he is paid to endure in the sweat of his brow; and the sooner it is over, the better.

George Bernard Shaw
I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism.
George Bernard Shaw

The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.

George Bernard Shaw
The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no thirdclass carriages, and one soul is as good as another.
George Bernard Shaw

I never climbed any ladder: I have achieved eminence by sheer gravitation.

George Bernard Shaw
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.