“It is a mistake to suppose that a man must be either a cynic or an idealist. Both of them have as a common basis of belief the conviction that mankind as it really is is hateful.”
George Bernard Shaw
Irish playwright, critic, and political activist George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. He was author of more than sixty plays, including Arms and the Man (1894), Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923).
Posts by George Bernard Shaw
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.