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Pygmalion

By George Bernard Shaw QUOTATION: Not bloody likely.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced, in German, 1913). Eliza Doolittle, in Pygmalion, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).

QUOTATION: I don’t want to talk grammar. I want to talk like a lady.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Liza Doolittle, in Pygmalion, act 2.

QUOTATION: I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Alfred Doolittle, in Pygmalion, act 5.

QUOTATION: The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she’s treated.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced, in German, 1913). Eliza Doolittle, in Pygmalion, act 5, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).

QUOTATION: Pickering: Have you no morals, man? Doolittle: Can’t afford them, Governor. Neither could you if you was as poor as me.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced, in German, 1913). Pygmalion, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).

QUOTATION: I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and a damned nuisance. I find that the moment I let myself make friends with a woman, I become selfish and tyrannical.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced, in German, 1913). Henry Higgins, in Pygmalion, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).

QUOTATION: The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced, in German, 1913). Henry Higgins, in Pygmalion, act 5, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).

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