Thursday, 26 April 2012

George Bernard Shaw

Enjoyed a quick visit to Shaw's Corner in rural Herefordshire this afternoon. Now a National Trust property. The only person ever to have won a Nobel prize and an Oscar. They are both displayed in the drawing room-first time I've seen such in the flesh.

The Irish dramatist lived to be 94 and died at home in 1950.

Of his many notable quotes, how about,
'The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.'

More worrying is,
Every man over forty is a scoundrel!
Guilty as charged.
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