I myself have been particularly careful never to say a civil word to the United States. I have scoffed at their inhabitants as a nation of villagers. I have defined the 100% American as 99% an idiot. And they adore me.
George Bernard Shaw Quotes
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
You are right in your impression that a number of persons are urging me to come to the United States. But why on earth do you call them my friends?
Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
He who slays a king and He who dies for him are alike idolaters.
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
I have made it so perfectly clear in my tracts, articles, and books what was to be done that all Parliament has had to do was read my works and do the opposite.
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.
I do not want actors and actresses to understand my plays. That is not necessary. If they will only pronounce the correct sounds I can guarantee the results.