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Pygmalion Quotes

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
Pygmalion, Preface, George Bernard Shaw

It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.
Pygmalion, Preface, George Bernard Shaw

Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you’re driving at another.
Pygmalion, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

What is life but a series of inspired follies The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day.
Pygmalion, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

I don’t want to talk grammar, I want to talk like a lady.
Pygmalion, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

Pickering: Have you no morals, man
Doolittle: Can’t afford them, Governor.
Pygmalion, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

I’m one of the undeserving poor … up agen middle-class morality all the time … What is middle class morality Just an excuse for never giving me anything.
Pygmalion, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

Gin was mother’s milk to her.
Pygmalion, Act 3, George Bernard Shaw