Quotes of the Day for 26 July 2008 – George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw was born at Dublin, Ireland on this day in 1856. He only went to school until age fifteen due to family financial problems, becoming a clerk for several years. He began writing as a music and theatre critic for several newspapers, but his novels were complete flops. He wrote over fifty plays including Pygmalion which became the movie "My Fair Lady", and his commentary and letters have been a great source of quotes.
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As you say, I am honoured and famous and rich. But as I have to do all the hard work, and suffer an increasing multitude of fools gladly, it does not feel any better than being reviled, infamous and poor, as I used to be.
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
My specialty is being right when other people are wrong.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and , if they can't find them, make them.
When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
Do not do onto others as you would they should do onto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
- All from George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950
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