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Back to Methuselah Quotes

You see things; and you say, ‘Why’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’.
Back to Methuselah, Part 1, Act 1, George Bernard Shaw

Everything is possible: everything.
Back to Methuselah, Part 1, Act 1, George Bernard Shaw

Adam: There is something that holds us together, something that has no word—­
The Serpent: Love. Love. Love.
Adam: That is too short a word for so long a thing.
Back to Methuselah, Part 1, Act 1, George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
Back to Methuselah, Part 1, Act 1, George Bernard Shaw

Life must not cease. That comes before everything. It is silly to say you do not care. You do care. It is that care that will prompt your imagination; inflame your desires; make your will irresistible; and create out of nothing.
Back to Methuselah, Part 1, Act 1, George Bernard Shaw

Life is too short for men to take it seriously.
Back to Methuselah, Part 2, George Bernard Shaw

I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes illness worth while.
Back to Methuselah, Part 2, George Bernard Shaw

There are no secrets except the secrets that keep themselves.
Back to Methuselah, Part 3, George Bernard Shaw

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
Back to Methuselah, Part 5, George Bernard Shaw

Silence … the most perfect expression of scorn.
Back to Methuselah, Part 5, George Bernard Shaw

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
Back to Methuselah, Part 5, George Bernard Shaw

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful.
Back to Methuselah, Part 5, George Bernard Shaw

Art is the magic mirror you make to reflect your invisible dreams in visible pictures. You use a glass mirror to see your face: you use works of art to see your soul.
Back to Methuselah, Part 5, George Bernard Shaw

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
Back to Methuselah, Part 5, George Bernard Shaw

Love is a simple thing and a deep thing: it is an act of life and not an illusion.
Back to Methuselah, Part 5, George Bernard Shaw