This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
– George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. Wikipedia
Born: July 26, 1856, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Died: November 2, 1950, Ayot St Lawrence, United Kingdom
Books: Plays by George Bernard Shaw, Three Plays for Puritans
Movies: My Fair Lady, Caesar and Cleopatra, Pygmalion
- Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
- Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- There is no love sincerer than the love of food.