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.
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.
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 test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth.
No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Art is the sex of the imagination.
The Russian dramatist is one who, walking through a cemetery, does not see the flowers on the graves. The American dramatist . . . Does not see the graves under the flowers.
Hollywood is ten million dollars worth of intricate and high ingenious machinery functioning elaborately to put skin on baloney.
Drama - what literature does at night.
An abstainer is the sort of man you wouldn't want to drink with even if he did.
Great drama is the souvenir of the adventure of a master among the pieces of his own soul.
A man may be said to love most truly that woman in whose company he can feel drowsy in comfort.
Shaw writes plays for the ages, the ages between five and twelve.
One does not go to the theater to see life and nature; one goes to see the particular way in which life and nature happen to look to a cultivated, imaginative and entertaining man who happens, in turn, to be a playwright.
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