Social questions are too sectional, too topical, too temporal to move a man to the mighty effort which is needed to produce greatpoetry. Prison reform may nerve Charles Reade to produce an effective and businesslike prose melodrama; but it could never produce Hamlet, Faust, or Peer Gynt.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.

George Bernard Shaw
The sex relation is not a personal relation. It can be irresistibly desired and rapturously consummated between persons who could not endure one another for a day in any other relation.
George Bernard Shaw

When God created man and woman, he did not take a patent. That's why any imbecile has been able to do so ever since.

George Bernard Shaw
I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.
George Bernard Shaw

I do not want to make my stomach a graveyard of dead animals.

George Bernard Shaw
My own education has been entirely controversial: that is why I know what I am writing about; and appear eccentric to dogmatically educated Old School Ties whose heads are stuffed with obsolete shibboleths.
George Bernard Shaw

The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery.

George Bernard Shaw
The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money is to give him some.
George Bernard Shaw

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. George Bernard Sha

George Bernard Shaw
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. George Bernard Sha