We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions,of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
Source: Man and Superman
Contributed by: Zaady
It is clear that a novel cannot be too bad to be worth publishing. . . . It certainly is possible for a novel to be too good to be worth publishing.
Source: Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant (1898)
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
Do you think that the things people make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about?
The man who listens to Reason is lost; Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.
Source: Man and Superman (1903)
We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
We are made wise not by the recollections of our past, but by the responsibilities of the our future.
Modern poverty is not the poverty that was blest in the Sermon on the Mount.
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