Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
In the theatre, a hero is one who believes that all women are ladies, a villain one who believes that all ladies are women.
The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
I drink to make other people interesting.
No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth.
Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people.
All that is necessary to raise imbecility into what the mob regards as profundity is to lift it off the floor and put it on a platform.
A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
Opening Night: The night before the play is ready to open.
To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.
All one has to do to gather a large crowd in New York is to stand on the curb a few minutes and gaze intently at the sky.
Shaw writes plays for the ages, the ages between five and twelve.
It may be said that artist and censor differ in this wise: that the first is a decent mind in an indecent body and that the second is an indecent mind in a decent body.
The most loyal and faithful woman indulges her imagination in a hypothetical liaison whenever she dons a new street frock for the first time.
A man may be said to love most truly that woman in whose company he can feel drowsy in comfort.
Great drama is the souvenir of the adventure of a master among the pieces of his own soul.
Drama - what literature does at night.
An abstainer is the sort of man you wouldn't want to drink with even if he did.
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