A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 105: Saturday Life Quotes – Shaw


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

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright extraordinaire who gave us Pygmalion and Saint Joan among the 60+ plays he wrote, provides today’s Life Quotes. He was given the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1938 for the movie version of Pygmalion. 

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”

“Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.”


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