Make it a rule never to give a child a book you wouldn't read yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.

Colonel Hugh Pickering - Well, I'm dashed!

Then the violet coffin moved again and went in feet first. And behold! The feet burst miraculously into streaming ribbons of garnet coloured lovely flame, smokeless and eager, like pentecostal tongues, and as the whole coffin passed in it sprang into flame all over; and my mother became that beautiful fire.

All professions are conspiracies against the laity.

Heaven is the most angelically dull place in all creation.

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.

I have my own soul. My own spark of divine fire.

Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

Marriage is to me apostasy, profanation of the sanctuary of my soul, violation of my manhood, sale of my birthright, shameful surrender, ignominious capitulation, acceptance of defeat.

If I were a woman, I'd simply refuse to speak to any man or do anything for men until I'd got the vote.

The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated.

Perhaps it was a presentiment that it might become a part of our old Bridgenorth burden that made me warn our Governments so earnestly that unless the law of marriage were first made human, it could never become divine.

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life.

I don't want to punish anybody, but there are an extraordinary number of people who I might want to kill.