Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay 1938 Pygmalion
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright. Born in Dublin, he moved to London at the age of twenty and lived in England for the remainder of his life.
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“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”
“We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.”
“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.”
“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.”
“No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means”
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”
“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.”
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