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Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

‘With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare when I measure my mind against his.'

'For nearly twenty years I have been a published author... But I have never yet seen a book of mine offered for sale in a shop window.'

in The Author

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

'What we want above all things is not more books, not more publishers, not more education, not more literary genius, but simply and prosaically more shops.'

'Most of my recent plays were written in the railway train between Hatfield and King's Cross. I write anywhere, on the top of omnibuses or wherever I may be; it is all the same to me.'

'Nobel Prize money is a lifebelt thrown to a swimmer who has already reached the shore in safety.'


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