Photo of George Bernard Shaw, playwright, critic, and political activist

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

While writing his many plays, stories and novels, Shaw supported himself as a journalist, writing for various publications as a book, art and music critic. He lived to age 94 and was a very prolific writer and therefore, as evidenced by this quotation, wasn’t all wrapped up in himself.

Image: Photo of George Bernard Shaw, playwright, critic, and political activist

“Give a man health and a course to steer; and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.”

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

– George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Scroll to Top